Back to how it can be true that if you spend energy, you get energy:
First, are you a parent of at least two children, or are you close to someone who is? Many first-time parents are so smitten by their firstborn that when they begin to consider bringing another baby into their family, they fret: “I’m not sure I can love another baby as much as I love this one.” Surely this baby has claim to ALL my love, new parents think.
Our concrete, finite minds not used to “abundance thinking,” sometimes can’t at first bend around the principle that spending can yield dividends. That is, there’s more to be had, good things multiply, scarce thinking breeds actual scarcity, and abundant thinking breeds actual abundance–in relationships and the world. Give some of your love and your CAPACITY for love multiplies.
And so, parents take the leap and find, virtually universally, that they can, in fact, love another child as much as the first. So much love that it makes your heart nearly burst sometimes.
Second, with the Olympics going on, one might want to consider Olympic athletes as well. We love Michael Phelps, of course. But Dara Torres is my all-time Olympic hero: because she is my age (41), and she silver medalled twice as of this writing, all while nurturing her competitors and chasing a toddler and proving to all the disbelievers that she achieved her athletic prowess and physique naturally. She had earned a few Olympic gold medals before at least one of her 2008 competitors was even born. While I was in Paris, I watched her on TV take first place in her qualifying heat after delaying the race to help another swimmer (who went on to take second) with a torn swimsuit.
Do Olympic athletes have less energy because they give so much energy to their sports? No, they are fireballs of energy because energy begets energy. When they turn their attention to other things–volunteerism, media, business, family–they have plenty to give. And it doesn’t stop there: thousands of others are affected by their energy. I have a big photo ripped from a magazine of Dara Torres taped right next to my computer screen. Her arms, holding her daughter, are ripped and beautiful, and inspire me to push myself lifting weights.
Third, if you’ve ever owned a real estate property or started a company, you know that spending money on improvements often brings more business and profits flooding in.
So it is, with the time you will spend in the kitchen preparing a GreenSmoothieGirl diet. That time will give back. It will richly bless your life. It will make possible your achieving goals you’ve had on the back burner a long time. Go make it happen, one recipe at a time, just one step to whole foods at a time!