When Did We Give Food So Much Power?
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Hey fellow Sparkers! It has been a while since I have made a blog entry, but I really feel the need to share today.
I read an article today that talked about people getting sicker these days than in years past due in part to obesity and the health problems associated with it, and I found it so disheartening. The question that came to my mind was, "What is wrong with us???" Seriously!!! With all of the help and information out there, and we being an intelligent race, why do we continue to let food have so much control and power over us? Food is only a necessity, as is water, shelter, and clothing. We have personified it so much that we look at it, at times as our comforter and best friend. It has replaced human relationships and contact as we hide, snuggled up in front of the television munching away trying to get through times of loneliness and boredom, and when we do get together with others, it takes center stage, (What am I going to serve?), instead of us focusing on the company and conversation. Why???
You know... I have been there, but not in a long time. I look at my children, and I want to spend time with them. I want to be there for them, and not a burden on them as they grow older. The changes that I have made in my life have also been adopted by them. We all eat healthy and exercise daily. This is part of the legacy that I am instilling in them, and my hope is that they will pass it on to future generations. This is what, in my opinion, we need to be doing. It is not fair for us to indulge in the practice of self gratification when it will effect others that we care so deeply about.
TAKE BACK THE POWER! Learn to lean on and love each other. Nurture those relationships with people around you. It really is more satisfying!