I found this quote printed across the top of a recipe I have on my "to make" pile in the kitchen this morning. The recipe is for Bacon Corn Hash! I have to say that eating a big plate of bacon corn hash would make me very happy most mornings; however, the quote still seemed a little over the top to me. At a glance, I thought it was a ridiculous thing to say. How could someone say that something as lofty as all happiness is dependent on what we eat in the morning?
BUT WAIT ...
I had a bit of time to ponder this quote today, in addition to pondering what I might write about this week and I have come to see that there may be deeper meaning than I initially noticed. I'll share the depth of my thoughts and invite you to give it a bit of time and see if it says anything meaningful to you ...
- They say that breakfast is the most important meal of your day, so maybe the way we start our day has a significant impact on our happiness.
- Do we really give any thought to the correlation between our happiness and the way we start our day?
- If it is leisurely, we are not in a rush.
- What is possible at breakfast when we are not in a rush?
- Maybe we take time to talk with our family and not rush out the door...
- Maybe we take time to "feed ourselves" instead of throwing in a Kashi bar and down an energy drink on the way out the door...
- What makes us unhappy that begins by the fact that we are rushing into our day?
- What makes us unhappy that is rooted in skipping something essential in the morning?
- Breakfast might be the metaphor for something else you really "need", and are not giving enough time.
- If we feel as if it's leisurely, maybe it's less stressful, which affects our overall health for the better.
- If not breakfast, where are you taking time to be leisurely?
- If happiness can come from something as simple as a leisurely breakfast, maybe we can find it in simple things throughout the day.
- Perhaps this is suggesting that we can find happiness in anything if we are looking for it.
- Perhaps it was just a food editor being outrageous.
- What do you think?
This week's post is a great example of why I entitled this blog "Random Wisdom"; you can't get much more random than writing a blog about a quote from a recipe in a magazine. Then again, I believe you can find wisdom in all sorts of random things if you decide you want to look for it.
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