Monday, October 16, 2006
As I was just in the kitchen making fresh banana bread for my children - one of whom is napping on the sofa - jut getting over the flu - I couldn't stop thinking about margin! Especially about margin versus bondage! What is margin? Well, for me, its just another reason that I do what I do! Margin to me is being flexible - it's about knowing that the vast majority of food that I serve my family, or eat myself, is so healthy that I don't mind - and in fact enjoy - being able to slip in a little less healthy food now and then! Margin is also about knowing how to cook almost anything from scratch, and having the basic ingredients on hand, that I can prepare almost anything we want without a special trip to the store. This allows us to entertain on a moments notice - or just be spontaneous! Margin is the opposite of bondage! Bondage is feeling trapped in having to eat a certain way all the time. Bondage is being forced, mostly from an internal enemy, to stick to a menu or prepared/packaged food all the time. Bondage is having to run to the grocery story all the time for special ingredients or packaged items. Bondage is being imprisoned in a disease-ravaged body - wishing that you had made different choices along your way. I love being able to please my tastebuds, my family, my health and my lifestyle. Excuse me, I hear the candy corn in the living room calling my name! Two little pieces won't hurt! I have margin in my life!