Monday, June 20, 2016

Better than I thought

Recent harvest from Uncle Billy's garden

Ward's recent surgery has him on a special diet--basically easy to digest food. I thought we could handle what was needed for a few days without getting anything special from the store, but it didn't work out as planned. First we asked about a piece of toast? Nope. We only had whole grain bread. How about some pasta or noodles boiled in broth? Nope. We only had whole grain pasta. How about some cooked veggies from the freezer? Nope. The freezer only had broccoli, mixed veggies, and Brussels sprouts.  Fresh strawberries? Nope. Too many seeds. Fresh blueberries? Nope. Skins and seeds.

Also a visit to Uncle Billy's garden today yielded some very nice vegetables but didn't increase Ward's menu choices. Red cabbage? Nope. Broccoli? Nope Lettuce? Nope. Peas? Nope.

Despite all of this, Ward is not starving. He's feasting on bananas, egg noodles, carrots, applesauce, and chicken. Hopefully, a visit to the doctor later this week will give the go ahead to add most things back.

So this whole process got me thinking. While we have our fair share of junk food, our everyday eating habits are really not that bad. That was a revelation to me because I only noticed the cookies and chips we have sometimes instead of the good food we have most days. Without realizing it, I was focusing on the negative instead of the positive. Do you ever let your negative thoughts take over with out realizing it?