OK, one more thing I was doing wrong. Eating. What? Yup, that’s what I said. I was eating wrong.
Before we get to what I did wrong, let me mention something that I believe I did right. I remember speaking in Georgia last year, and I got seated at a head table. Not a fan of that at all, but if the event planner thinks it is important, I’ll do it. I don’t know about you, but, as an introvert, the place of honor feels to me more like I’m being put on display. I’d rather just sit in the audience, but it is not my call.
As I normally do, I prayed over my food and gave thanks. I usually don’t think too much of it; it is just what I do. Though I know some people see me, I’m working at being true to my faith. Lately, for some reason some strangers have been commenting on it. It is usually something like, “Wow, refreshing. It is nice to see that.” It makes me feel good to be inspiring people with my actions.
On this one occasion in Georgia, a man sitting at the head table with me commented after dinner, “You really take the time to give thanks and mean it, don’t you?” I smiled and said, “Yes.” Though I’m subtle about praying over my food, I’m not trying to hide it either. When I heard that comment, it felt a little bit like God saying, “Thank you for the appreciation.” It was cool.
What have I been doing wrong? Like most entrepreneurs, I always have a never-ending list of “must dos.” I try to eat quickly so that I can get back to work and cross a few more things off my list. Though I take time to pray, I have to catch myself after giving thanks, and then I proceed to snarf it quickly. (I know snarf is not a real word, but it seems to fit.)
How can I actually be thankful and not take the time to enjoy every bite? It just seems wrong. I feel as if I should be thankful with every bite. I know my healthy friends would tell me that I would digest it better as well. Now there are two reasons for me to take my time, even during a busy day. In fact, all the more reason to take a break, at least long enough to eat.
Just trying to be righter every day. (I know righter isn’t a word either, but it seems to fit my thoughts and my own sense of humor.) Just sharing my own reminder with you. Hope it confirms what you already do or makes you think, too.
Thank you, God, for Grace, Truth, Love, and Laughter,
P.S. Thank you, especially, for grace.
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