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Learn to Let Go

“Limited thinking causes you to live a limited life” – Joel Osteen

move onLife is always going to have its ups and downs.  Sometimes the downs are really huge and quite life changing.  It’s in those times, how we respond to it is the key to making it through it.

We always have a choice.  We can choose to dwell on it and dwell on it and dwell on it….  OR, we can choose to accept it, learn from it, and move on.  If we can learn to do that, we can find the ups in life again.

I experienced one of the worst days in my life a year ago this week.  I allowed myself the time I needed to cry, hurt, hide away from the world, question myself, and so on – we all need that time to heal ourselves.  Some take longer than others to make it through the healing process that’s needed after any devastating event, and that’s okay.  However, there DOES come a time to put it behind you or you will never completely heal and see the joys life has in store for you.let go

The moment I accepted that my husband left me and that it wasn’taccept my fault, I started to heal.  Now, I could choose to remain angry and hurt and devastated (bitter? yes, still…), BUT, I realized that by allowing myself to continually experience those emotions was actually allowing him to continue to have a place in my life even though he had moved on.  What good was that doing me??? NONE!!!

Acceptance doesn’t mean that you’ve forgiven, agree with, or even understand why something has happened; it just means that you are not going to allow it to hold you back any longer.  Acceptance puts peace in your heart.  Acceptance frees you.

choose happyMy main point to this is: if you allow yourself to continually dwell on all the bad things that has ever happened to you in your life, you will never be able to see all the good that is waiting for you.  Don’t limit yourself to the negative thoughts.  Don’t allow yourself to stay trapped in the downside of life.  Let it go.


Change your way of thinking, change your way of seeing things, and you’ll be amazed at all the happiness that is around you and a part of you.

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School Inspired Sloppy Joes

School Sloppy Joes

February isn’t over yet and I’m still loving my school nutrition recipes!  I’m sharing the Sloppy Joe recipe that we used to make at school that I have since tweaked just a teensy little bit for here at home.  This is a frequently requested meal that is quite simple to make!  French Fries and a Tossed Salad compliment the Sloppy Joes and make it a complete and tasty meal for your family.

School Inspired Sloppy Joes

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 16 sandwiches

Serving Size: 2 oz of Sloppy Joe

School Inspired Sloppy Joes

I always make a big pan of this as we love having it for lunches the next day!


  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 small Yellow Onion - diced
  • 12 oz Tomato Paste
  • 1 Cup Ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • Dash of Black Pepper (to taste)
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Sliced Cheese


  1. Brown the ground beef and onions together until cooked through (Ground beef must reach a temperature of 145 degrees)
  2. Drain grease from beef and onions.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix until well blended in the beef.
  4. Bring to boil and then reduce to simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Place a slice of cheese on the hamburger bun before spooning Sloppy Joe onto the bun - the heat from the meat will melt the cheese
  6. Watch the smiles as everyone enjoys their meal!