Once upon a time, in a far-off distinct land, there lived a little girl named Goldilocks. One day, Goldilocks took a walk in the forest and came upon a house. She knocked on the door. No one answered so she walked in. Goldilocks saw three bowls of porridge sitting on the kitchen table. Hungry from her walk, she reached for the first bowl. “This porridge is too hot!” she exclaimed and put the bowl down. She reached for the second one. “This one is too cold,” she noted disappointingly. She tasted the porridge from the last bow and said “Oh, this porridge is exactly right” and then happily enjoyed her meal.
fairy How much more would you enjoy a meal or snack if it was “exactly right?” As you go about your day today, pay attention to if your food choices are “exactly right.” If they are great, dig in. If they aren’t what can you do to choose differently?
Adapted from Mindful Bites – Joyful Life: 365 Days of Mindful Eating. Available in bookstores everywhere.