My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Saint and Scriptures Sunday

There must be a reference to a scripture somewhere in this. Actually, it was my morning meditation yesterday. I loved it so much I thought I'd share, because it's so true.

A complete revaluation takes place in your physical and mental being when you've laughed and had some fun.

Norman Cousins, in his book Anatomy of an Illness, describes how he cured his fatal illness with laughter. Laughter recharges our entire being; every cell is activated. We come alive, and full vitality restores us physically and emotionally. Many of us need both emotional and physical healing, but perhaps we've overlooked the times to laugh because we've been caught in a negative posture.

Unfortunately, negativity becomes habitual for many of us. However, it's never too late to turn our lives around, to laugh instead of complain. Choosing to see the bright side of life, to laugh at our mistakes, lessens our pain, emotional and physical. Laughter encourages wellness. It is habit forming and, better yet, contagious. Bringing laughter to others can heal them as well.

We all want health and happiness in ourselves and others, and we can find it by creating it. The best prescription for whatever ails us may well be a good laugh.

Today I'll seek out those chances to dispense a little medicine.


  1. I popped over after reading your chili sauce recipe, and i totally agree,, laughter is indeed the best medicine!! celi

  2. beautiful, as usual, inspirational.
    cola roast is in the pot!!!!

  3. Sounds like I need to watch a Mel Brooks movie every day - I'm in!


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