Follow the Breadcrumbs

Once you connect with the dream in your heart, it won’t leave, but it’s easy to put everything else before it. Since posting The Beach Rug, I’ve been following the trail of breadcrumbs.

I’ve had this cutting board for as long as I can remember. Why I took it with me when I left my marriage, I’m not sure, but am grateful I did. I was standing in the kitchen slicing a lemon for a pitcher of lemon water. No matter what I’m cutting, or how much pressure is applied, it just sits there unmoved.

I have a secret to share. When life gets to be a little much, or my job is throwing darts at rapid fire, I make croutons. My daughter will concur, a French Baguette in the house means contentment. I walk into the kitchen, lay it on the cutting board, and pull out my bread knife. I slice it in half, then slice it again lengthwise and continue slicing into the shape of croutons.

Step One of the croutons.

I’ve been doing this since mid March, so it doesn’t require any thought. This is my time to think through some thoughts. With each slice a thought floats by that may or may not need attention. When the slices are complete, I dump them into my red bowl to add garlic, parmesan and olive oil.

Slow the pace to watch your thoughts and only keep the ones of value. By letting go of the ones taking up space, we make room to see what’s important. Focus on that.

Always the red bowl and spatula.

My friend Shawna over at Finding a Sober Miracle left this comment, “This is exactly how my life works! And it happens all the time. And this morning, your blog is another bread crumb in my quest to find out just where I should be focusing my attention.” I found her comment in Spam as I was writing this post. Oh yes, darling check your Spam! Breadcrumbs have a way of hiding.

She left the comment on Breathe It in, and has no idea I’m writing this post which was titled days ago. When I told my daughter about the comment, she asked, “How does it make you feel?” I said, “It’s like confirmation of the path.” Watch for clues that you’re on the right path and follow the breadcrumbs.

Completed croutons in Caesar Salad.

Weโ€™ve been talking about living the dream. Here are the posts in order up to now. Thank you for your love and support. ~Barb


14 thoughts on “Follow the Breadcrumbs

  1. I like your choice for those rare, but much-needed mindless activities. Mine has been staining the house over the last month and I find it very, very mindless! Lots of time to think about everything.
    That’s a nice looking cutting board by the way and I can see why you wanted to take it with you. Now you have a reason to eat lots of salads. Keep churning out those croutons!

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    1. Hahaha…I just made a fresh batch. It’s interesting how I use the same ingredients, and go through the same steps, but they taste different every time.

      Staining the house is a good one Des! I was just thinking about painting a wooden chair that’s been sitting outside and in need of some color. The brush/roller strokes are similar to the slicing of the baguette. As always Des, thank you for sharing!

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  2. I’m so happy to have been part of the process! And it just so happens that I needed your guidance on following my own path. I’d been struggling with it for months, but now it’s so simple. Follow the breadcrumbs, look for confirmation. I don’t need to know where the path leads yet, but I do the willingness and faith to follow.

    Thank you!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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    1. This path of yours that I’ve seen is such an amazing path, yet scary to step onto I’m sure. You have a miraculous gift that brings you joy and blesses others abundantly. Trust that the right ones will come and yes my darling…follow the breadcrumbs. Big love! Barb.

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      1. Wow, I am about to take a three week sabbatical while my husband’s out of town in an attempt to launch in one direction or another, and to finish or quit that endless book project. I am printing your replay out and putting it on my office wall to give me confidence when I start to slide toward the path of least resistance … the couch. THANK YOU for this magic piece of wisdom!!!

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      2. I can relate to the endless book project and will be happy to send you an email about the recent mind-shift I had about that. I’m pretty sure those words came through me for you. Burn the couch. ๐Ÿ™‚ My pleasure darling. xx

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  3. I have also been pondering my gathered thoughts. I believed I had a clear cut understanding of what I wanted or the next step/s. Other things have been thrown in the mix. I am not happy with it. Back to my original thoughts and feeling happier.

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