Friday, April 17, 2009

Food: I Love You!

Unfortunately, over the years, I have sometimes seen food not as my friend but as my enemy. What a shame! There is nothing better than a juicy tomato, a perfectly ripened avocado, a warm slice of freshly baked bread, a small piece of smooth brie cheese... The list is long. Food nourishes our body and our soul. Yet, it's sometimes so hard to see food as the great friend it is!

My gallstone problems have unfortunately made me afraid of food at the moment. I can't really enjoy food because I am afraid that it may cause another painful, unbearable attack. There are of course certain foods that I know to limit or avoid, but the list is pretty long and no one knows for sure. I spent the day yesterday unable to eat anything because of the ultrasound. I was allowed to eat prior to 7:00 a.m. and then couldn't eat until 5:00 p.m. It was a LOOONG day without my friend, food.

I guess what I am learning (once again) is to appreciate food and to not take it for granted.

How often have I seen you as the enemy. I am sorry! Food, I truly love you! And I can't wait to enjoy you without fear and instead with true appreciation soon again! I now know that you have been my friend all along!

Be well,