Thursday, October 27, 2011

Eating alone is not that big of a deal.....not!

What do you do for lunch every day? Do you look to eat with others. How about dinner? Is meal time a lonely part of your day? Its probably a bigger deal then most peole care to admit. Remeber that school cafeteria? Were you sitting alone quietly with a few other unique individuals or were you rousing it up with the popular kids. Honestly being a part of any group even if it is the "unique" individuals is better then being alone. But it may have taken some time to even get there. My point is eat with others when ever possible. Eating with other people has positive emotional and social benefits. We are all well aware that a family table has many positive benefits on children. They do better in school may be less likely to get involved in things they shouldnt. The "Table" as most Italians like to say TAVOLA is where life is discussed. Their culture is surrounded by the importance of the Table and along with that importance comes an appreciation of the food you are eating and how it was prepared. Taking time to think about how the food got to your plate is important and is sacred. A higher power should be thanked who ever that is for you as well as the preparer of the food and the company you are with. If you do need to eat alone I suggest taking yourself out. I know this is not always easy or the most comfortable , but the buzz of the social atmosphere will make you feel like you are a part of the night. Or eat outside so you can enjoy your meal with the universe!