First of all: I loved reading your comments on all the things that make you YOU yesterday! I feel like I know you all so much better. Now it’s time for some eats, because it’s WIAW:

Go ahead and use your imagination to envision me sitting in all the empty chairs.

{BREAKFAST} Toast topped with cottage cheese and peanut butter, greek yogurt with cranberries/strawberries, apple, and grapefruit

The type of imagination I’m asking you to do is harmless right? I agree it is. But for me personally not ALL imagination is harmless.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld was very wise when he said “One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.”

{SNACK} Green seductions loose leaf tea, mini protein bar, and pistachios

I confess to getting caught in deep and elaborate day dreams whether it’s about excelling in school, succeeding in a race, winning a contest, or having more friends.

Sure they may seem harmless at the time, but it only sets my heart and soul on something that is not even coming close to fruitation. Speaking of fruit:

{LUNCH}Hummus with salad, cottage cheese with soy cereal, apple

When I realize that my dream isn’t reality I get a sinking feeling in my stomach. A slight plunge where hope is lost and I’m all alone. In my experience it is true “that the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth” (Genisis 8:21 ASV). I don’t need better marks, or more money, or a great race time. Why do I always want more then I have? Why are these things so significant to me anyways?

{SNACK} roasted soybeans

Then I look around me, and see the truth. I am living the dream. I have an amazing summer job, I have a mother who’s trying her hardest to bond with me, I have the finances to go to school, and I have the faith to get me through the dark bits….

{DINNER} Coconut Curry tempeh, cherry tomatoes, turnip, greek salsa dip

…and I can’t forget how fortunate I am for yummy snacks:

{SNACK} Post lifting smoothie poured over cut up apple, watermelon, strawberries and cranberries

So for now I’m going to focus on the things I DO have rather then the things I DON’T have.

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Do ever get caught up in imagining the things you long for? Do you think some imagination can be a bad thing? Do you like tempeh (I loved it!)?