Over the Thanksgiving Holiday I cooked and baked in the kitchen preparing my favorite meal of the year. I took delight in the smells of summer savory from the roasting turkey, the hint cinnamon coming from the cranberry sauce simmering over the oven, and the subtle scent of chocolate turtle cake baking in the oven. It is in those small moments that a small magic happens in my kitchen and everything falls together with ease.
A simple act of preparation and timing creates just the right overture that makes everyone want to fill their plate. We feasted on the turkey dinner with a relaxed joy and a sense of connection as a family.
In those small moments I am grateful for the magic in the kitchen that brings my family together for these special dinners.
It was with our bellies stuffed and we retreated to various corners of the house that I realized a full plate is a wondrous joy. Sometimes we pretend to forget that we are throwing the rules of moderation to the wind when we enjoy an over-flowing plate of delicious delights.
It is after dining we may begin to feel a mild discomfort that rumbles within our bellies. Just as in life we all have full plates but what if we stepped back to measure in moderation. Would we feel the levels and discomfort of stress? The regret of enjoying too much?
All I know is I enjoy my full plate because it brings me joy to know that I am moving in a new and exciting direction. I get to choose what to put on and what not to put on my plate! It is with patience and practice I hope I will finally get the balancing act just right. But every now and then I like to have my plate full! Real Full!
Wishing you all a very Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga