The first thing that is sparking my gratitude this morning is coconuts, specifically the uses of coconut oil. It is a great, healthy cooking oil. It makes brownies taste phenomenal! But it has a multitude of uses outside the kitchen as well.
I use coconut oil for oil pulling; swishing oil in the mouth to draw out bacteria and toxins. It can be used as a moisturizer. And because of it's antibacterial properties can actually moisturize while fighting acne! Which is awesome for me because my skin can get very dry.
It can be used as a natural hair conditioner to help tame frizz. And as a bonus it adds shine to your beautiful locks. I could go on and on but in all honesty I'm still just learning all the amazing things it can be used for.
I'm grateful for learning more uses for coconut oil. I'm so grateful to have one thing on hand that has so many uses! I'm grateful to have a fresh, soft face this morning. And I'm grateful the scent mostly washed away so that I won't be craving brownies all day, haha!
Now changing gears, I'm also very grateful this morning for silliness. The ability to say "oh coconuts" when things go wrong combined with being just plain playful. Laughter is good medicine! And between these two things my medicine cabinet is well stocked.
I'm grateful for silliness!!! I'm grateful for the way my dogs make me laugh. I'm grateful for my husband's silly jokes and funny voices. I'm grateful to know that laughter is more than just fun, it is healing. And most of all I'm grateful to let go of all the cognitive reasons why and just laugh because it feels good.
When was the last time you laughed? When was the last time you tested out coconut oil for something other than cooking? What uses have you found for coconut oil that you could share?
Happy Friday! May laughter rejuvenate you today. May you find a simple solution to all of your needs and may it bring you joy. Have a beautiful day!