Why Eating Slowly, you ask? I wanted to have an underlying theme for my blog, but the problem is, I like to blog about all kinds of things. Food, my faith journey, the joys and struggles of raising two teenage and one almost-teenage boys, being Catholic, books, places we visit, and the everyday ins and outs of life. Not long ago I was thinking about the book Eat, Pray, Love; remember that one? Elizabeth Gilbert writes about leaving her husband to go on a worldwide journey to find herself. The way I figure, I don't need to go on some epic quest to find myself; I'm doing that every day just by living my life. And I realized that "Eat, Pray, Love" can be a theme for my own life. Here's what I mean:
2. Pray (insert your favorite adjective here: Hard, Fervently, Often, Always...) Something that we all need to do a little bit more of. I love my Catholic faith, and I want to learn more about it and grow closer to Jesus every day.
3. Love Deeply. Starting with my family. I want to treat others the way I would want to be treated. I want to always be reminded that every person I come in contact with is made in the image of God. I want to think of others before I think of myself.