Gratitude and Joy

Day 14 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy

There are few things as refreshing and thirst-quenching as fresh-squeezed orange juice!

For some reason, winter has always been the season of oranges in my life. As a young girl, Santa always left an orange or tangerine in my Christmas stocking. He continued that tradition when my children were born. This year, he even left a delicious tropical delight in Greg’s stocking. I suspect that’s where the winter/orange thing started.

A Christmas tradition is an orange in the stockings.

I was at the grocery store recently and saw the usual seasonal pile of oranges and tangerines, but there was also a pile of MANDARIN oranges! What a treat. I snagged a couple for a salad and snack.

A delicious addition to your salad.

I also grabbed regular oranges. In the morning, I whipped out my antique juicer, sliced those orbs of citrus flavor …

All the juice squeezed out, these are ready for to be mulched.

… and proceeded to squeeze out that vitamin-C loaded beverage into a favorite juice glass.

Fresh juice flows into a glass.

I patiently waited for the last few drips to fall into the glass before savoring the taste of liquid sunshine.

Good to the last drip.

Whether you buy your juice ready to pour, rehydrate the frozen concentrate, or squeeze yours fresh, I hope you find a way to enjoy the flavor on occasion.

There’s a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. It seems like no matter where you go, orange juice shows up at breakfast time.

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