Live with no remorse
Project Fit Families
Monday, November 19, 2012 8:45 AM
Nobody knows how much time they have. But one thing is for certain, today you are as old as you have ever been, and as young as you will ever be, ever again! Forget the past. Forget your age. Make today the first day of the rest of your life. Because in the end, there will be no excuses and no explanations.
Turkey Pot Pie
"A perfect way to use leftover turkey. This pie tastes yummy, and will feed up to eight hungry people."
Makes one 10-inch pie
1 recipe pastry for a (10 inch) double crust pie
4 tablespoons butter, divided
1 small onion, minced
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 carrots, diced
3 tablespoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cubes chicken bouillon
2 cups water
3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 cups cubed cooked turkey
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Roll out bottom piecrust, press into a 10 inch pie pan, and set aside.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add the onion, celery, carrots, parsley, oregano, and salt and pepper. Cook and stir until the vegetables are soft. Stir in the bouillon and water. Bring mixture to a boil. Stir in the potatoes, and cook until tender but still firm.
In a medium saucepan, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in the turkey and flour. Add the milk, and heat through. Stir the turkey mixture into the vegetable mixture, and cook until thickened. Cool slightly, then pour mixture into the unbaked pie shell. Roll out the top crust, and place on top of filling. Flute edges, and make 4 slits in the top crust to let out steam.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue baking for 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
It's time to be the leader of your own journey. There are far too many capable people who don't pursue their dreams and goals because they let their fears and others talk them out of it. They give up before they even try, and simply let life's river flow them downstream. Choose to be stronger than that and swim upstream when you have to. Choose to do the things in life that move you and make you happy. Let others lead small lives and argue over small things. Let others cry over small wounds and leave their future in someone else's hands. If you don't take the initiative to make your own dreams a reality, you will end up working for someone else, making their dreams reality.
As long as you keep being YOU, as long as you keep staying true to yourself and follow the passions that move you, it doesn't matter how many mistakes you make, how many jobs you do or don't get, or how many times you have to start over. None of it matters. What matters is that you're living in your truth. The people who need you will eventually find you...the real you. And you will find the people you need. It's the people in our lives who contribute to our happiness and fulfillment.
Sometimes you must be willing to say "goodbye" so you can say "hello." In life, goodbyes are a gift. When certain people walk away from you, and certain opportunities close their doors on you, there is no need to hold onto them or pray to keep them present in your life. If they close you out, take it as a direct indication that these people, circumstances and opportunities are not part of the plan for the next step of your life. It's a hint that your personal growth requires someone different and something more, and life is simply making room. So embrace your goodbyes, because every "goodbye" you receive sets you up for an even better "hello."
It's important to pay attention to life while you're living it. Realize that life is simply a collection of little chances for happiness, each lived one second at a time. Spend some time each day noticing the beauty in the space between the big events. Moments of dreaming, refreshing breezes and beautiful sunsets cannot be bettered. Realize that life is about being here and now and being completely present in the moment. Take everything in and let the little moments fill your heart with passion and love.
Make sure you share your love openly and honestly with those you love. No matter what, you're going to lose people in your life. Realize no matter how much time you spend with someone, or how much you appreciate them, sometimes it will never seem like you had enough time together.
Don't learn this lesson the hard way. Express your love. Tell people what you need to tell them. Don't shy away from important conversations because you feel awkward or uncomfortable. You never know when you might lose your opportunity.
Before you know it, you'll be asking yourself how it got so late so soon. Take time to figure yourself out. Take time to realize what it is you want and take risks. Take time to love, laugh, cry and forgive.
Life is shorter than it often seems. Take time before it's too late. Look straight ahead and say "YES" to the opportunities coming your way. Happiness and success never come to look for you while you wait around. You've got to get out there, take chances and work at it to make your dreams come true. In the end, you won't regret what you've done, nearly as much as what you haven't.
Wishing you and your family a warm and joyous Thanksgiving season!
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