I don’t know what it’s like for other people who have a blog, but I think that I might ultimately measure the worth of a post by the insecurity I feel when first publishing it. I struggled with doubt throughout most of the day yesterday, worrying that my “Food for Thought” post was self-absorbed, self-indulgent, and in general, far too weighty (excuse the pun) to appeal to the majority of my readers. I really wanted to go back and delete it, because I am just that insecure a person.
Instead I [tried to] pray for the grace to be strong and I definitely offered up prayers of thanksgiving for those kind, sweet souls who chimed in to say that they’ve been praying for me. (This despite that little voice that kept whispering, “Praying for me? But I’m not worth it!”)
You see? Turning to food for comfort is a sign of something much, much deeper…and some of your comments have confirmed this.
And that’s all I have to say about this for today, because not everyone struggles with emotional eating! In fact, I have a couple of beautiful, blogging friends out there who manage to stay slim and beautiful throughout their entire pregnancy!! Not that this sort of thing should be my primary goal, of course, because that would be vanity on my part.
A healthy relationship with food, though? A love of food but an even greater love of life? Such things are worth their weight in salt!
(Or potato chips…or pretzels…or peanut M&M’s…)
Ad Jesum per Mariam,