Friday, 5 June 2009

I Believe...

  • that everything happens for a reason, even if that reason is only to teach us something
  • that putting all your eggs in one basket might seem practical but it's a big risk to take
  • that some risks are worth taking
  • that it's on the darkest nights that the stars shine most brightly
  • that actions speak louder than words
  • that you can wait forever for an apology that will never come
  • that time you enjoy is not wasted time
  • that 'sorry' is the hardest word to say
  • that every moment we have is a gift
  • that everyone is doing their best with the tools they have available to them
  • that sometimes you only find the answer when you stop looking
  • that people will die trying to use their bodies to say what their voices can't
  • that when you face the things you are most scared of, you find you had the courage all along
  • that when your mind throws up road blocks, you can drive straight through them
  • that some rules are meant to be broken
  • that everyone deserves to be loved
  • that a good night's sleep and a great breakfast gives you a great advantage for any challenges that come your way during the day
  • that everyone needs a little help sometimes
  • that sometimes the only available means of transportation is a leap of faith
  • that laughter is the best medicine
  • that time doesn't heal everything, but compassion and forgiveness can go a long way
  • that we have more power and strength than we realise
  • that everyone is special in their own way



I wanted to try the muesli that Aisha sent me in the 'blogger exchange' this morning.

With pumpkin and fromage frais...

The flavour kind of got lost in the pumpkin, but every now and again I got a little chunk of chocolate- winning start to my day!

There was some more chocolate needed later on.

I think this was a "Carbrite Raspberry Chocolate" bar (20g protein- woooo!) but will forever be known in my head as "Bizarre Bar". It was...weird. I LOVED the texture, but it had the strangest taste to it- anyone tried these? Maybe it had gone bad or didn't taste gross, it was just strange. Chalky and chewy (which I like) but just really sweet with a strange hint of what I assume is *supposed* to be raspberry.. These have no sugar and no artificial sweeteners so I have no idea what crazy chemicals ingredients I just ingested...

Lunch included my last sandwich thin- which means that 1) I have LOTS of room in my freezer now, and 2) next week WRAPS are back on the menu. You know how I roll!

Ham, tomato chutney, laughing cow cheese and pineapple. Love it.

Have a great weekend guys! Hope you all have some fun things planned!

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Cacti Don't Cry said...

Great list... so many of them jumped out at me that I can't even pinpoint them in particular because then I would basically be re-writing your list. ;p

Bars like that with a mountain of protein always make me think of Justine (not a favorite pastime, as I'm sure you can imagine), and then I have to start laughing because of the reason why they do that. ;p

Have a great weekend!!

<3 <3

K from ksgoodeats said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your list! I identify with a lot of them!!

Bizzare bar - hahah! Love the description! That granola sounds really good!

Have a great Friday :)

Anonymous said...

I am SO a believer in "everything happens for a reason". Even if the reason seems to suck :) Your breakfast looks DELISH! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post Ellie! I just loved reading that list. So inspirational, and so true! :)

Sorry to hear the sandwich thins are gone, but it's always fun to switch things up. I'm a major wrap fan... YUM!

Enjoy your Friday!


Telstaar said...

I believe that YOU, Ellie, are gonna make it no matter how bad or hard you fall, no matter how many times you fall, and not matter how far you've fallen from.

I believe that there is NO obstacle that you cannot overcome in conjunction with the love and support of good friends.


Love Telly xo

Pammy said...

I love this list and your eats! Have an amazing day!

Anonymous said...

So many great things on that list! Like the others, I can really ID with a lot of them! Everyone does deserve to be loved and everyone is special in their own way. I think that is a huge concept for people to grasp. We never know what is going on in someone's life and thus we never have the right to judge someone.

That bar does look interesting... and no artificial sweeteners? Hmmm... food science... they can do some crazy things now days!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful list. I totally relate!

Anonymous said...

Great list. I love your sandwich and chocci bar.

Have a great weekend


elise said...

LOVE the list. :)

Anonymous said...

I every single thing that you listed. Seriously. I was gonna pinpoint out some things I especially liked, but gave up half-way. I love and agree with them all!
oh, and one additional thing: I believe...Ellie is an extraordinary and beautiful girl and greater things are in store for her.

Nutritious is Delicious said...

Awesome List!

That sammie is so thick and looks GREAT! :D

That bar looks good, but too bad it didnt taste the same.

Enjoy your weekend girl!

Anonymous said...

i absolutely loved that list! So amazing and so true. I am definitely on the same page with you in so many ways in terms of what you had to say. have an amazing day lovebug!

Anonymous said...

hi sweetheart,
i love love LOVE the list :) so beautiful and all so so true!!
ooo that sammie looks so good! ham and pineapple go SO well together..i must make something like that myself soon :)