I played golf today with some friends of mine. Since the temperature was expected to reach 97 degrees today, we decided to start around 7AM before it got horrendously hot. Knowing I would have to be at the golf course early, I bought some doughnuts last night as a quick breakfast to eat in the car.
On the way to the links, I ate 3 1/2 doughnuts (which may be a lot for some but pretty average portion for me). I even hesitated before eating the last 1/2 doughnut because I wasn't really hungry. Yet, recognizing the golf game and the humidity which awaited me, I figured I needed to eat the last 1/2 doughnut whether I needed it or not. I needed as much strength as I could muster to attack the course. In other words, I forced myself.
You can't live without food. After eating, your body feels stronger and your mind sharper. Many years ago I was serving on jury duty. After deliberating for several hours, it appeared our jury was "hung". We even sent word back to the judge that we could not come to a unanimous conclusion. Soon afterward the judge replied with perhaps the wisest words ever to a jury. He told us to "go to lunch." Some simple words but ultimately had a profound impact.
After we reassembled after lunch, our minds were sharper and we came to a unanimous verdict. Remember, before lunch, we felt like we were hopelessly stuck. After lunch, we came together and rose up in one accord. Feeding our bodies and our brains were just what the doctor ordered (or should I say what the judge ordered).
So, going through a difficult time? Eat something. Have a big struggle ahead of you? Then eat something. Having trouble concentrating at work or school? Stop and eat something. Going through chemotherapy or radiation? Then eat something. Speaking of which, I read about someone whose chemotherapy made them extremely nauseous. So what did they do? They set their alarm clock and ate a huge meal in the middle of the night, hours before the chemo treatment. As a result, they were able to eat properly and still endure their treatments. Wise thinking.
Don't try to make it in life without food. Every meal, every snack, every Peanut M & M or Dr.Pepper can make a world of difference in your mind and body.
Would love to write more but I'm getting a little hungry. Will write again after I've been properly fed. I'm sure you get the point.