Wednesday, October 14, 2009

On bread

A good day is shaped by miniscule events that seem irrelevant when taken individually, like the smile from your grocery clerk or arriving at the metro just as the train is pulling into the platform, or reading a funny article that actually makes you laugh out loud. So what little things can we control to at least set up the day for going well? How about some toast?

Breakfast is oft referred to as the most important meal of the day-- nutritionally or otherwise, I think breakfast is important because it sets the tone for the day. I am going to venture out on a limb and advise that whatever makes you feel good is good for breakfast. But really think about that criterion: do you feel good after a huge breakfast? After a sausage egg and cheese biscuit? After a cup of fruit? Nutritionally there is no universal answer, but that doesn't mean we don't try to regulate the thought behind eating. I suggest a lose standard---really think about how you feel after certain kinds of meals, and let your honest introspective assesment of your own body be your guide. After all, who knows you better than you?

Today I had toast for breakfast, with a light serving of butter and homemade jam (thanks mom!). Bread is such a simple staple-- but oh so delicious.. And for me, just enough to turn that frown upside down.

Some favorites of mine-- cinnamon raisin bread, fluffy potato bread, hearty oat nut bread, and banana and zucchini bread. Take the time to eat breakfast, even something as simple as a slice of bread-- and see if it sets the stage for a better day.

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