Happy Monday, everyone!  We are beginning our week with Monday motivation in the third Monday Breakfast Table Talk called Breathe Deep.

I will do these little pep rally videos as long as they are helping to motivate some of you to return to life again after fourteen difficult months.

Today, I am sharing with you how I have learned the power of going outside…even if just in your own yard!

Mental health, vitamin D, and thankfulness all are strengthened from living more time outside!

HOW I BREATHE DEEP

Monday Breakfast Table Talk - Breathe Deep

I promised in the video to share with you a few of my favorite outdoor photos.  This is our Grand-dog, Tux….he and Mr. B have a very special relationship and he loves to be outdoors.

Monday Breakfast Table Talk - Breathe Deep

Leigh Ann’s husband captured this moment in their own backyard…they have planted just for the purpose of attracting butterflies…and it obviously is working!!

I do not think that I have shared with you that Leigh Ann just lives a few doors down from me on the same street, so if they can do this…I can do this…and I want to!!

Monday Breakfast Table Talk - Breathe Deep

I really do attempt to find beauty where-ever I go….this photo is actually taken at the outdoor mall where I shop most often…The Shops at La Cantera in San Antonio.  

The last time I was there, I was drawn to spending a quite moment enjoying this little fountain.  

I take lots of photos when I am out and about…I do love photography and wish I knew more about it…but I share these photos in order to inspire you to look for the beauty around you.

Springtime is the perfect time to do that and gain inspiration from your surroundings.

WHAT I LEARNED LAST WEEK

Monday Breakfast Table Talks - Breathe Deep

A reader asked me to share the types of things I write in my daily Joy Journal under What I Learned Today.

Last week…it was a new way to make pancakes…and they are amazing.

Of course, I know how to make pancakes…but over the years I have tried to make my recipe “healthier.”  More whole grains and proteins.  But, Mr. B doesn’t like them.

Of course, he is a runner and can just about eat anything he desires!

Monday Breakfast Table Talks - Breathe Deep

I believe you can easily see this recipe right out of Joanna Gaines’ Cookbook….Magnolia Table.

In the list of ingredients, where she allows us to choose between vegetable oil, bacon grease or melted butter…I chose the melted butter.

These pancakes are amazing…not that healthy…but all things in moderation.  Mr. B has already inspired a Saturday morning breakfast with grandchildren for me to make these for more family.  

I wrote them in my journal that night!

Would anyone else like to share what you have learned lately?  Thank you guys so much for being here and for your support.  I hope you have a fabulous week ahead…look for beauty around you…and make sure you

KEEP SMILING!!

By Pamela Lutrell

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