Mind – I find success is a fantastic motivator, but sometimes losing is better! There is nothing like winning the fight, a successful mission, or accomplishing your goal. This picture is of my son’s wrestling team winning a tournament, however, when I talked to my niece Lolly this weekend she was lamenting about their loss at the indoor soccer match. I asked her if she knew what the best thing about losing was? She wasn’t sure, because like most of us she didn’t find much good about losing. I told her it is the losses that make winning that much sweeter. Who doesn’t want to win? Winning is great, but if you beat every opponent, every time and it was easy, wouldn’t that become boring? We all love the nail biters! Becoming better means challenging yourself and that means going after tougher opponents, setting higher goals, and yes sometimes even failure. Accomplishing your goal should be the standard, set realistic ones, and celebrate your wins, but challenge yourself and accept a few losses to make the wins that much better. And if you lose, don’t dwell on it, fix it.
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Recipe of the Day
Turkey Sloppy Joes with Hoisin and Cilantro
by Lori Longbotham
1 Tbs. canola oil or vegetable oil
1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 medium clove garlic, mashed to a paste with 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
3/4 tsp. finely grated fresh ginger
1/8 tsp. cayenne
1 lb. ground turkey
1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
3/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
2 Tbs. fresh lime juice; more to taste
4 split egg twist rolls or sesame seed hamburger buns, toasted if desired
Heat the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently with a wooden spatula, until softened, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, add the garlic, ginger, and cayenne and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the turkey and cook, stirring constantly and breaking it up into small pieces, until it no longer looks raw, about 4 minutes.
Stir in the tomato sauce and hoisin sauce, increase the heat to medium high, and cook, stirring often, until thickened, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro and lime juice, adding more lime juice to taste. Serve in the buns.
nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 380; Fat (g): 14; Fat Calories (kcal): 130; Saturated Fat (g): 3; Protein (g): 28; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 6; Carbohydrates (g): 35; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 4.5; Sodium (mg): 900; Cholesterol (mg): 75; Fiber (g): 3;
photo: Scott Phillips
From Fine Cooking 121 , pp. 15
December 13, 2012
Spirit – This one I got from Frank Bryant Sr., he helped me immensely. Don’t Quit – Author Unknown. “When things go wrong as they sometimes will; When the road your trudging seems all uphill; When the funds are low and the debts are high; And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit; Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns; As everyone of us sometimes learns; And many a failure turns about; when he might have won had he stuck it out; Don’t give up though the pace seems slow…you may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than, it often seems to a faint and faltering man; Often the struggler has given up; When he might have captured the victor’s cup; And he learned too late when the night slipped down; How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out; The silver tint of the clouds of doubt; And you never can tell how close you are; It may be near when it seems so far; So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit…it’s when things seem worst that you must not quit!