Critter Alley

Critter Alley

Friday, August 28, 2009

Food for Thought

Cookie, anyone? (Image from funnypetphotos)

There's been a lot of conversation lately among my friends about diets. You know, the ones we're on, the ones we've tried, and the ones we plan to do. Seems like we just can't stop talking about food.

Take my office for instance. I guarantee you that on any given day, the first conversation of the morning sounds something like:

"Where are we going for lunch?"

When did we become so obsessed with food? It's true we can't live without it, but it seems food has become the center of our lives. Could that be contributing to our country's weight problem?

My critters love to eat, there's no doubt about it. Get out the food dishes or treats and they're beside themselves with joy. But do they obsess about it?

I don't think so. Animals live in the moment. They are all about enjoying what's happening right now, whether it's an activity, snuggle time, nap time, or chow time.

Perhaps living more like them might be the best "diet" of all.


The Word Place said...

Absolutely the way to go--enjoy the moment! The older I get, the more I appreciate that philosophy!

Anonymous said... in the moment..great philosophy! Thanks for the reminder!

Anonymous said...

Live in the moment! I'll eat to that:)