When I was a little girl, my mema (that’s what I called my grandma, from my mom’s side) told me this old Mexican legend about how 𝘗𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘛𝘏𝘌 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘴 𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘴: There was a poor girl in Mexico who had no gift to lay at the alter for baby Jesus at the Christmas Eve Church Service. As the girl (very sadly) walked to the chapel on Christmas Eve, her cousin tried to cheer her up. He told her “I’m sure that even the smallest gift given by someone who loves him, will make Jesus Happy." The girl still had nothing to give, so she picked a handful of weeds from the roadside, tied them together w/ a red ribbon from her hair & made a small bouquet. As she walked through the chapel to the altar, she remembered what her cousin said. She knelt down & put the bouquet at the bottom of the nativity scene. Suddenly, the bouquet of weeds burst into bright red flowers. Everyone knew they’d seen a miracle. Since then, poinsettias are known as 'Flores de Noche Buena', or 'Flowers of the Holy Night'. ✨
I LOVE this story bc it’s a sweet reminder of what Jesus does w/ the things that (we think) are small/insignificant. I’ve learned that when we give & do w/ love in our hearts, Jesus makes the result of our efforts even better than we ever imagined! Here’s to not forgetting about Jesus -the reason for the Season... And, here’s to him turning all of your “weeds” into poinsettias!
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Good morning and Happy Sunday peeps...Felt like a salad for brekkie today with a warm softboiled egg..is that a weird breakfast??
👉raw kale and baby artisinal lettuce, baby bell peppers, compari tomato, maple roasted brussels, miso maple cauliflower, sweet potato, cucumbers, meyer lemon and dill dressing.
Hope your day is full of colors✌
Are you really a good host if you don’t have chocolate to offer? 🍫 Thanks to @hersheyscanada and @influensterca , I’ll have something sweet + salty, creamy+crunchy to offer to those visiting me this holiday season! 💛😉