Thursday, March 08, 2007
Bread And Salt
Do you ever have a problem finding a way to start your blog?? LOL.. guess this will have to do!
Yesterday was another good day for me. I did not want to workout, but made myself do it anyway...and of course I felt better the minute I started it. I ate well... but I think too much.. I need to keep my portions in check. Just because I can eat more calories does not mean I can eat bigger portions. I totally need to drink more water...
Today's plan is to work OUTSIDE ... its in the 60's today!! .... I have to do my Tae Bo Abs and one of my Biggest Loser workouts dvd's. I figure I need to mix it up a little so I don't get to bored with the tae bo stuff everyday.
Today is devotional day.. so here you go!
Bread And Salt
He said to his daughters, "Where is he? Why did you leave the man? Invite him to break bread." - Exodus 2:20
Bread is a staple of every diet in every culture: flatbrod, tortilla, injera, baba, pita, and chapalas are among the many ethnic breads of the world. And salt is a basic necessity to human electrolyte balance.
In Arab tradition, you eat bread and salt with another person to establish friendship. Bread and salt are part of a traditional Russian ceremony of welcome. At a Polish wedding reception, the parents of the bride and groom greet the newly married couple with bread lightly sprinkled with salt. Guests in Ukraine are offered a circular bread (klib) and a mold of salt (sil) on an embroidered ceremonial cloth, and accompanied with the words, "With this bread and salt we greet you." Jewish tradition urges bringing bread and salt to people who move into a new home. In so doing, tradition says, the people can sustain themselves.
Although I don't want a dull diet, I could forgo cannelloni, pecan-crusted chicken, and black bottom pie. After all, what I asked God for was daily bread.
For Further Reflection
1. Are you skipping the ceremonial part of your meals?
2. Does your dinner hour contain elements of tradition and sharing?
3. Would considering the basic components of your meals simplify them?
Thank you , God, for bread and salt and milk and honey. Help me to eat simply. Amen
Have a Blessed Day