Happy Hump Day Everyone!!
**I have a new computer now** Precious white macbook**
Now, on to the juicy part of this post. I usually leave my posts up for days at a time but today when i was walking home from classes and working out I was listening to the new Kings of Leon cd, Come Around Sundown
For starters, I LOVE KINGS OF LEON, secondly this new album is amazing. Track 1 on the cd is a song called “The End”. I tried searching online for the actual Kings of Leon version to put on here but all I could find was a cover (a dadgum good cover though, this dude is awesome!)
I have listened to this song several times but for some reason today something just seemed to connect for me. I don’t know why Kings of Leon wrote this song, or what its purpose is supposed to serve, but for me as I watched my feet take each step I thought to myself, “what if this is the last step I ever take?” Nothing is ever guaranteed, ever. I don’t if I will wake up in the morning, and we can sit back and say, “well, Salah eats clean and works out everyday, gets enough rest and generally a very happy, stress-free person” but that is only what the books say. I can be perfectly healthy physically and mentally, but God still has the power to sweep me off this planet permanently. My spirit may still lurke around but physically I wouldn’t exist anymore. The chorus goes “This could be the end” x4….That began to really sink in for me.
WHAT IF THIS IS THE END?
Am I freaking out? HEck no I’m not! I know where I’m going, and its to live eternally with my Heavenly Father. But, if this is the end, am I living my life to the fullest? Am I living it as close to the way Jesus would live as I can? These questions ran through my mind, and sometimes I get so consumed in being so hard working and into training etc. that I forget to take a step back and make sure that I’m spreading His word to others.
So, if this is THE END, I want you all to know I love you how much you mean to me. Your support just by reading this blog, regardless if you comment or not, means the world to me. I hope that I have been able to reach out and connect with at least one of your if not more.
Now, This post is not meant to be somber or anything along those lines, its actually supposed to be a very happy post because I’m realizing that I’ve been getting caught up in placing some not-so-important things before my very important things.
I also have come up with a new favorite thing to eat….
Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash
1 acorn squash halved and baked at 400 for about 45 min
salt, pepper, cumin, chipotle, chili powder, and cayenne pepper
1 can black beans
1 can pinto beans (i got pinto + jalepenos)
1 can red beans
1 can corn + peppers
Fat free mexican cheese
Olive Oil Spray
Start off by cutting the acorn squash in half and scooping out the seeds. Once thats done spray the squash halves with olive oil and sprinkle with S&P, Cumin, Chili Powder, Cayenne Powder, and Chipotle Powder. Bake for 30-45 min. On the Stove combine beans and corn. Once the squash is done pull out of the oven (leave the oven on) and stuff the squash with the beans and bake for another 10 min. Then pull back out and top off squash with however much cheese as you would like….I used about 1/8 c, then place back in the oven for 10 min and ENJOY!!!