Monday, November 21, 2011
Years and years and years ago, I was at bible camp and while I was having a lot of fun, my food issues made meal time stressful for me.
The adults did some really cool skits and things that I can still remember but one thing that really sticks out in my mind is the Friday night meal. Ok, the pre-meal. When we came into the dining hall and the tables were all set with plates and everything and on each divided section of the dinner plate was an M&M. Many of the kids gobbled the candy right up but I resisted, feeling like it had to be part of a bigger plan. I was right. They did a whole skit about how we were now living in the future, and each M&M's specific color was a food group. The red was your animal protein (they didn't use that term I bet) and the green for veggies and brown for cabs, etc. It was so fun to eat that M&M as directed and pretend for just a little while that eating was uncomplicated. Yes, that Emmie (baby name for the candies) was soooo good but just think, no measuring, no guessing about your nutrients, just eat the food capsule and go on with your day.
Even as a young adult, I knew that my struggles with eating could be solved with a brilliant invention. Yes, I'd miss the social aspects of the food but to be able to just stop worrying all the time... ahhh, it was pure bliss, if only for that small bit of time.
Here's to a happy and blessed thanksgiving. Let's all be successful during this challenging time.