Eat to live

Eat to live; do not live to eat.
I'm not talking about a preference like rice or wheat.
Of course, everyone has likes and dislikes.
But, it cannot be only cakes going down your pipes.
The desires of the flesh, one must control and defeat.
I mean - don't be too rigid like dried up concrete.
One can have a preference.
Along with a palate endurance.
Because, controlling bodily desires.
Teaches us to be at peace and reach higher.
Food is but nutrition.
Health should be a deciding intention.
Then consider the heart of the person offering.
Is it all they've got to offer; is it from a hand that's loving?
More than anything, food must be respected.
It is something that must never be wasted.
Many do not get even a few grains in a day.
So remember those unfortunate souls when you dislike your buffet.
It is not what goes into the mouth that makes us unclean.
Rather, the hurt caused by what comes out of it, sometimes worse than a latrine.
Eat to live; do not live to eat.
Accept it all gracefully, whether it's bitter or sweet.
-RUELHA 
www.ruelha.com 
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30 Comments

  1. Hehe Rue i Neither
    Live to Eat or Eat to Live

    i Just

    SMiLE

    Calorie

    Free

    And Katrina

    Takes Care of the

    Rest of it on the Plate She Provides

    And Yes i Always Clean The Plate

    Yet Not With Soap And

    Water Hehe

    With

    Big

    Canine Teeth

    Honestly It’s Nice Not to
    Be in A Marriage of Two
    ‘High Powered Careers’

    And Even A Nest Full
    of Children There Is No

    Law That Requires Anyone

    To Achieve That American Dream

    Yet There Was A Day That Katrina Worked

    20 Hours A Day At A News Paper Getting Off

    And Getting Dropped Off At My Job to Help

    Me Clean Up the Facility i Was Responsible
    For Hehe A Military Bowling Center Where

    Work Was Basically Not Much Different
    Than Recreation Before i Got

    Sucked Up on the Ladder

    to Much Higher

    Pay

    And
    Loss of Soul…
    Again It’s Nice

    Just to Be Free

    of that American Dream…
    As It Was Just An Increasingly Thorny
    Meal That Became A Nightmare to Consume…

    The World Will Be A Very Complicated Place Yes
    And There Are Lots of Folks So Far Away From Simple Peace…

    Haha Saw Your Tag For this Post That Said ‘Fussy Husband’ That Made me Smile..:)

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    1. Lol….nothing gets by you, eh Fred? πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œπŸ€©πŸ˜
      But yes, I agree we forfeit peace for all the wrong things in life. It’s so difficult to comprehend sometimes…..Shalom!

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      1. Hehe Yeah Rue
        Carnivorously
        Consuming

        A Salad i
        Once Bit into

        A Fork So
        Much Harder
        To Digest Than

        A Plate Unscathed
        i Remained Peaceful

        Digesting

        Becoming
        A Wittiest

        Fool
        Even
        In Grand

        Simplest Failures

        Like Having Such
        A Hard Time Tying
        Knots in Shoe Laces Little

        Or Untying Knots From
        My iPhone Ear Bud Wires
        Too Cheap to Go Wireless

        Just Another
        One of Katrina’s
        Homemaker Blessing
        Untangling Pathways

        To

        Music

        Divine Love
        FLoWeRS Through RootsπŸ™

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    1. Aah, I know your palette my lovely friend. We’ve shared a platter on several occasions. Besides, you’ve cooked for me so often. πŸ™‚ xoxo

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  2. Wonderful poem, Rue. The message and the wording is just perfect. You do have a gift with the pen. Keep sharing your heart and mind. There is so much heart and wisdom there. Hope your day is wonderful and you eat to live, but enjoy what you partake in.

    Lots of love from Canada. ❀ Your cyber twin, sister and friend.

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    1. Thank you so much Tina. You’re a doll. I hope and pray you have a beautifully blessed week there and that your platter is always full with an abundance of fresh, healthy, life-giving produce and choicest cuts.
      Love, love and a lot more love to you Tina…xoxo

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