Do You Really See What You Are Looking At?
How many people do you see each day? I mean, really SEE?
From Better Vision posted with permission,
Each of us comes into contact with dozens of people every day. Some of these people are important to us (friends, family or co-workers) while others are more casual contacts (pharmacist, postal employee, store clerk).
Sometimes we can interact with somebody and never look in their eyes. Practice this month’s vision tip and take a moment to look into the eyes of each person you meet.
Of course, I don’t mean for you to stare at the other person. Simply make the effort to connect through your eyes.
Often we forget to do this or we feel uncomfortable, or worried that it might offend or make the other person anxious.
Go beyond these limiting thoughts and take a moment to look – and really SEE – each person.
Open your eyes – and open your heart. Be grateful for the vision you do have and for the chance to connect with another human being.
Remember, the eyes are the windows to the soul.
Get all the lutein your eyes need
in one tasty soup
(see below for more ways this helps your eyes)
3 tsp olive oil
3/4 tsp sea salt
1 c onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 c carrot, finely chopped
1/2 c celery, finely chopped
1/2 c peeled potato, finely chopped
1 tbs chopped fresh rosemary
2 tbs tomato paste
6 c vegetable stock
1 (16-ounce) can cannellini or other white beans, drained
6 c fresh kale, chopped
2 tbs fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tbs chopped fresh parsley
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and salt; saute 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add next 6 ingredients (garlic through tomato paste) and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add vegetable stock and beans and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 30 minutes. Stir in kale; simmer 10 minutes or until kale is tender. Stir in lemon juice and pepper. Garnish with parsley.
Yield 4 Servings (Serving Size: 2 cups)
One serving provides nearly 12 mgs of lutein.. Added eye benefits from tomatoes (A, C, folic acid, potassium, lycopene), carrots (A, night vision), Beans (folic acid). Red in tomato enhances body absorption of beta-carotene in carrots.