But I’ll take the hand of those who don’t know the way,
who can’t see where they’re going.
I’ll be a personal guide to them,
directing them through unknown country.
I’ll be right there to show them what roads to take,
make sure they don’t fall into the ditch.
These are the things I’ll be doing for them—
sticking with them, not leaving them for a minute.” Isaiah 42:16 MSG
Thanks for coming along on these first steps toward a more mindful way of looking at our nutrition. First of all, let’s be thankful that we have the privilege of thinking about our food choices. We actually HAVE food choices; not everyone does. And for that privilege, we are grateful.
I will offer a suggestion for mindful eating each day as well as spiritual inspiration to support you. Feel free to personalize this week to meet your needs. It’s not my intent to add any extra stress to your life so take what serves you and leave the rest for someone else.
You know yourself best. What works for me may not work for you. Make it your own, but do own something each day. Each day, do something new or different. Remember, if you keep on doing the same thing you have always done, you will keep on getting the same thing you have always got.
Time to Plan
Today come up with a plan. What does your week look like? Do you have any social engagements that will require you to eat out? Are you traveling? Entertaining at your home? These are all opportunities to develop new habits and a new way of thinking about eating. They require planning. And that is what mindful eating is about, having a plan so that you don’t just stand in front of the pantry and graze. Once you know what your week looks like, you can better plan your trip to the grocery. And that comes tomorrow! Find a new recipe or two to try to shake things up a bit. It’s more fun that way. Make a plan, make your list, grab your coupons. Tomorrow we shop.