March 31, 2020
I hope you can sense by my excessive use of exclamation points that I’m trying really hard to be energetic and upbeat so y’all don’t see how fragile and absolutely exhausted I am this morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All I can honestly say this morning is if I hear one more commercial start off with the phrase “in these uncertain times” I might throw an empty wine bottle through the TV and curl up on the couch and cry myself to sleep! I’m really not feeling it today. So….what do I need to do? Turn off the TV? Maybe….but I think what I need most right now is some breakfast.
As I start my day I’ve turned on the morning news, made the perfect cup of rich dark coffee, and am enjoying hot bowl of instant oatmeal. For a little protein, I added a scoop of peanut butter. I’m reminded today of how my mother always used food as a way to show love. Every time I visit her I spend the first half hour striking a delicate balance of rejecting her offers of snacks and meals and not rejecting her affections and care for my well being.
If you feel like giving up today that’s ok. Have a snack first. Have you eaten in the past 3 hours? Have a high protein, carb steady small meal. Food is life and eating is an act of hope. Even if you’re not interested in food, try to eat something light and refreshing. Grab a clementine or apple with peanut butter and a large glass of water.
Again, it’s ok. I don’t want to do anything today either. I want to curl up with my pup and watch Netflix. But I’m up, I’ve eaten, and I’m having a second cup of coffee. I have an apple by desk and a glass full of water! I’m going to need all the energy I can get to make it through another commercial reminding me of how we are living ‘In these uncertain times.”