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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Ladies and gentle-eggs… it is Cinco de Mayo. How do we celebrate such a holiday? With margaritas and more than just a splash of tequila. It may be Tuesday, but if you have a reason to celebrate, why not?
Cinco de Mayo is the holiday that celebrates Mexico’s defeat over the French on May 5, 1862. Don’t get fooled- it is not Mexico’s independence day. In the US, it is a day that celebrates Mexican-American culture. In addition to enjoying these special holidays, let’s also enjoy our everyday wins.
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”-Oprah Winfrey
Take on challenges big and small and celebrate the accomplishments. Find the success. Enjoy the rollercoaster of life.
Make a list of 10 things you would like to accomplish today. It could be as easy as “Make the bed” (although hospital corners can be quite tricky). If you can make a list of things you need to accomplish today (make the bed, brush teeth, not eat an entire bag of chips, etc.) and cross them off once they’re finished, you’ll feel more successful during the day.
I typically use a sticky note for my to-dos and tape it to my computer. The act of taking a pen and putting a line through something is a psychological relief. We all want the big win, but small wins are pretty sweet too..
Tasty Tuesday: Avocado
With Mexico on the brain, let’s take one of its native foods, which happens to be one of my all-time favorite foods: the Avocado. Avocado is actually a superfood. It contains Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, and small amounts of various minerals. Watch this Tasty Video to learn how to make 15 avocado snacks in less than 5 and a half minutes!
Here are my top 3:
Fun Facts About Avocado
-The heaviest avocado on record is 5 pounds 8 ounces. That’s larger than many clothes-wearing dogs I’ve seen in the seaport.
-Three men were charged for grand theft of avocados. In 2017, they stole $300,000 worth of avocados…which means they stole 13 avocados from Whole Foods.
-The conquistadors used the seed of an avocado for ink. They learned that the seed produces a milky liquid that turns red when exposed to air. For those of you sending secret messages with urine, keep doing what you’re doing.
-Known for its incredibly accurate and unbiased facts, People Magazine increased the avocado’s celeb status with a little help from Shawn Mendez. Who’s hotter….I think we all know the answer….
I hope you enjoyed reading and you learned something new. As always, please send any positive, fun, or funny notes my way. Have a wonderful Tuesday!
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