That’s what I used to tell myself and others. And, guess what, I was. I manifested what I told myself and the world. It’s likely because cooking a meal from scratch takes time to prep, to cook, to serve, to clean, and to plan. Plus, I hadn’t made it a top priority. That has changed these last few months. I have found joy in cooking and doing it for those I love.
I’ve taken on a challenge: To be a better cook. More importantly, to change my mindset and to manifest what I want…”To be a good cook.” From the second helpings requested by my boyfriend, I believe I’m getting closer to being a better cook.
Thankfully, I’ve had great teachers, whom I’ve observed over time, show me how to cook delicious meals using fresh produce. My dad is a cook by profession and my mom is an amazing cook at home. I was lucky to be well fed every day of my childhood because of my talented parents. They always prioritized making home cooked meals for my brother and me. Every day, mom would come home from work, cook for us, clean for us, and then do prep work for the next day’s meals. It takes time and effort to make healthy and tasty meals, and I’m grateful my parents chose that for us.
Thanks to the guidance from my mom and sister-in-law, who cook delicious meals, and the encouragement from my family and friends, I’m becoming a better cook these days. I have always found joy in eating (evident from my social media posts). Now, I find even greater joy in preparing and cooking fresh meals.
Now, I’m telling myself, “I’m NOT a bad cook.” I’m prioritizing my time to be a better cook and to someday be a “good cook.” Reminding myself that I control my narrative and I choose my mindset. And, you have control over yours.
So, let’s all have some fun cooking #LunchWithLily! Send me healthy recipes that I should try.
The bottom right photo was early in the morning! It was taken at the annual Blarney Breakfast to benefit Rainbows United. They were looking for volunteer coffee pourers, who would donate their time and ask for tips to raise money for the non-profit. The bottom left photo was taken at the annual fundraiser for the non-profit, Storytime Village.
Now, here’s the answer…
I did not intern at the White House. But, I did intern in Washington, D.C. one summer long, long ago.
Congratulations to all who have held a job, have a job, and will be hired for a job. You are all essential workers. Thank you!
During these challenging times, I’m choosing to find more moments of gratitude and joy throughout the day. One of the places I find joy is in watching positive local news stories. For me, local news has a vital place in society and it plays an important role. That role is to share hope.
Yes, the news has to share the bad, too. News has a responsibility to expose the bad while providing hope that there can be improvement. News also has a role to shed light on the good in communities. And, there is more good!
I decided to search the word “helping” and find the good news on my local TV news station websites. I hope you’ll like these and share them. Also, I encourage you to give those reporters a follow, a like, a positive message, because today we #ThankAJourno and we thank them for being #PRESSential.
A Wichita dealership is offering free car sanitization
Posted: Apr 09, 2020 8:00 AM CDT | written by Jamie Jackson