Eat to Live
A shared post from my Friday writing over with the Fearless Ladies on our group blog, “Fearless Lines, Journey of Inked Stories.”
As far back as I remember, I have been an “eat to live,” rather than a “live to eat” type of person. Food was secondary to the socializing that usually came along with it. Even as a little girl, when I was invited to dinner at a friend’s house, I didn’t care what they were having, I was just happy to be invited to join their family at the table. I have always been one who could eat the same thing for breakfast and lunch for days on end as long as it “filled the gap.”
Now, this doesn’t mean that I don’t love food because I do. I have some AMAZING cooks/chefs in my family. A couple of my brothers nourish me with delicious vegetarian plates more often than I dare admit, or you might be jealous! Some say, I may be spoiled by them! I love the food they prepare for me. And my daughters…they are blossoming into great cooks too. It just never has been at the top of my list of things to do when I want to relax, and I have a little spare time.
But lately, “eat to live” has taken on a new meaning for me. With breast cancer only a few short months ago, recently I have been taking a long, hard look at what I eat. I know that the foods I put into my body matter when it comes to my health, and specifically cancer. Articles like this remind me there are some things I CAN do to help the chances that my cancer won’t return. And I am becoming committed to working toward these goals.
Am I inspired to cook? Well, let’s say, I care enough to work at it. I most likely will never be one who cooks for pleasure or relaxation, you’ll find me out photographing for that! But maybe, just maybe, I will become more inspired than I have been before to cook a little more and therefore eat healthier, with a wider variety of fresh and delicious options.
But of course, the socializing around food and drink will most likely always be the center piece for me.
Cheers to our health!
Lots of love for a wonderful weekend!
P.S. When we move from this rental home, I am sure going to miss these beautiful blue dishes!