I find this to be an interesting statement, since most people have an aversion to change; yet most people enjoy a meal.
How does it resonate with you? (Pause, and consider this for a moment.)
I heard this because a radio station was giving listeners an opportunity to make a donation of any size to a shelter that feeds those who have nothing to eat.
A person who had experienced fellowship and meals at the shelter gave his testimony about how much better he felt on so many levels because of the food he was given. He felt healthier, stronger, loved.
Change begins with a meal.
This is true on many levels as well. Think of the different ways you feel depending on who you share the meal with, the location, conversation, food, your state of mind, etc.
I take my food for granted. I have never been in a situation where I didn’t know where, or when, my next meal would appear.
There are those times when I choose to overeat, make poor choices, and don’t take the time to really appreciate all that I have. Ouch!
Today, I chose to focus on my meal in a more conscious way. I was truly hungry, the flavors were wonderful, and the conversation light.
How about you? What was your most recent meal like? Did you feel good when you were finished? Are there opportunities for you to make mealtime a more positive, joyful experience?
Our lives revolve around food. We need it to survive and it’s even better when it helps us thrive.
Scripture is filled with stories centered around food. Change began with a meal.
A couple things as I close out today’s post:
- If you have the means, donate to a local food bank. Since we’re between holidays, many of them are running low on food. People get hungry in the summer too.
- If mealtime brings more stress and anxiety than it does happiness and fulfillment, let’s talk. Let’s explore why you can’t lose the weight, have no time to exercise, and hate buying new clothes.
Change begins with a meal. And change begins with self-love.
“If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.”—Louise Hay