It’s a beautiful morning. The sun peaking through the dead tree branches creates an almost eerie, yet magical glow. It’s a brand new day. I wish, though, in our lives, a brand new day was just that… truly brand new. I wish we didn’t wake up with the burdens of our past and the fear of the future. I believe that each day holds the ability to change your life, but it’s hard to do that when you’re waking up with the heavy chains of yesterdays sorrow. I guess the only thing we can do, despite our sadness, broken hearts and shattered dreams, is appreciate the little things each new day brings. Like a bright sunrise over the trees, a great cup of coffee or a simple plate of homemade spinach spaghetti.
Comfort food has this special power, I think. No matter what you’re going through, one bite instantly warms you up. One bite takes you to another world, another time when nothing troubled you. Nothing was scary, complicated, heartbreaking. When everything was really that simple. Even though those bites eventually end and you’re faced with all of your baggage again, you at least had those few moments of peace and comfort.
Sometimes that’s all we get. 3 – 4 minutes of serenity. But those are the moments we need to hold onto. Those simple minutes when we’re given the chance to forget our woes and our troubles and just enjoy the little things in this life, like those simple plates of homemade spinach spaghetti. These little joys and little moments are sometimes the only things we really have that keep us afloat.
Nutritional information per 1 cup cooked pasta:
Fat: 5.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 46 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Protein: 11.6 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 6