Many years ago, a friend taught me a trick she came up with for having fresh slices of lemon and limes in her water. She washes them, slices them, then puts them in the freezer. Whenever she wants a slice in her water, she pulls one out, plops it in and as it melts the juice flavors the water.
I still do this and love it. I drink a lot of water. In fact, it’s pretty much the only thing I drink most days. There’s the occasional cup of hot chocolate in winter or a glass of wine every so often. Sometimes I drink herbal tea. Most days though it’s just water. I enjoy sparking water, and have a soda stream so sometimes I spark my water and enjoy the bubbles. Most of the time it’s just water and adding my frozen slice of fruit makes it feel special. Every. Single. Time.
For some reason, this tip has recently popped up in conversation a few times. It’s not something I normally discuss or look for ways to work into conversation. But there it was, and each time I shared it the person was so appreciative of the tip. It got me thinking (perhaps overthinking) and it occurred to me that these simple slices felt more to me than easy ways to enjoy their fresh juices. They feel like a treat, like something decadent, like I’m doing something special for myself. I feel abundant and grateful to have them.
Each time this came up, as I was sharing my tip, I felt reminded that we can derive good feelings from simple things. Maybe in addition to the easy way to have a fresh slice, this came through as well. I hope so.
I’d love to know about your magical lemons and limes.