This week was pretty crazy, but my upcoming week is going to be even better! Actually, my upcoming week is going to be one of my craziest weeks yet. This beautiful Sunday is going to be filled with REST, REST, REST. But, back to this past week. For starters, let's talk about the new places I [finally] experienced...
Now let's talk about a couple of my *random* findings of the week...
1. Oil Pulling [yes, I'm talking about it AGAIN] is ABSOLUTELY a hangover cure. I've read about this in several articles, and even though I've had success with oil pulling, I didn't believe the hangover part...until I tried it. My nausea went down about 50% in those twenty minutes of swishing coconut oil in my mouth. The reason for this is the pulling of toxins from the stomach through the mouth. It sounds disgusting when you think about your queasy self putting that gross-textured oil in your mouth...but I promise, it does work. I was in awe. Read my article about it here.
2. Coconut Water. What are y'all's thoughts on it? I've become addicted to oil pulling. I've become addicted to eating coconut oil. I've experienced fantastic benefits from both of these regimens. But...I have not yet become hooked on drinking coconut water. From my research, the combination of eating coconut oil, doing oil pulling, and drinking coconut water is supposed to be excellent for fat breakdown, hydration, and hangover prevention and cure, amongst other things. I'm going to get into it this week...or at least try it...and I'll let y'all know.
3. I found new and improved makeup remover wipes. I wrote about my love for Neutrogena's regular makeup remover wipes in one of my articles, but I picked something up off the shelf this week, and I'm hooked! They're Neutrogena's hydrating makeup wipes. Same exact thing, just way more wet (which does a better job of getting your makeup off, dries out less quickly, and leaves your face more clean and hydrated). Definitely try them! They're really great.
PS...for those of you who've already watched Gossip Girl in the past (like me), I encourage you to watch it again for a second time. It makes so much more sense the second time around. I watched it when it aired in middle school, and I read the books, too. I just joined the rest of the world and got a Netflix account! So many shows, so little time...
Bring Me the sacrifice of thanksgiving. Take nothing for granted, not even the rising sun. Before Satan tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden, thankfulness was as natural as breathing. Satan's temptation involved pointing Eve to the one thing that was forbidden her. The garden was filled with luscious, desirable fruits, but Eve focused on the one fruit she couldn't have rather than being thankful for the many good things freely available. This negative focus darkened her mind, and she succumbed to temptation.
When you focus on what you don't have or on situations that displease you, your mind also becomes darkened. You take for granted life, salvation, sunshine, flowers, and other countless gifts from Me. You look for what is wrong and refuse to enjoy life until that is "fixed."
When you approach Me with thanksgiving, the Light of My Presence pours into you, transforming you through and through. Walk in the Light with Me by practicing the discipline of thanksgiving.
1 John 1:7
Remember all that you have and be grateful! Have a wonderful Sunday everyone, and a great upcoming week.