Mother's Day is set aside in the US as a day to feed moms in a special manner. I know it is also a card-giving occasion, a flower-planting day for many, and a big hug of thanks to the woman we all count on: our mom. I have observed though that it is mostly about the food. Breakfast in bed. Brunch out after church. A gathering of the grown up kids for an afternoon meal in the backyard. Ah, American life on Mother's Day! Delicious food made special for ONE day. Thanks, Mom!
Here are a few eating questions to ponder, without judgement, just think about:
- Do you often sit at your kitchen or dining room table to eat? Will you on Mother's Day?
- How often do you have sit down family dinners at your home? Are you in the midst of raising kids or is yours more of an empty nest these days?
- Are you the primary cook of your food?
- Do you eat while driving? Do you have a lovely eat while driving tray, like the one shown above?
- How often do you entertain at home, and when you do, do you set the table for your guests?
- Did you ever eat at a TV tray and watch The Wonderful World of Disney?
- Did you ever get to eat on a TV tray that had short legs so that you could place it on your lap as you sit in your favorite chair?
- Do you find it more relaxing to eat alone, before or after your kids have finished their dinner?
- Do you eat higher quality foods when you set the table to eat it?
- How often do you eat your food on the coffee table?
- What is your favorite thing to do in addition to eating when you are eating?
I propose that we can all make ourselves feel special at most every meal we eat. We can set a place for ourselves at the proverbial table of life, and make sure that our simple daily meals are precious moments of time
If you have concerns about how food is a part of your life, I hope you will find helpful resources at my fun health coaching website. Go there now and let me know you read this blog. I'd love to send you my top ten tips to make your mealtime a bit more relaxing.
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