Some days are harder than others to move forward in life. I have had a few of those in the past few months (maybe quite a bit more than a few, to be honest). Now that it is just me, I find it harder to invest in good meals for myself. It seems like a waste of time to go through the trouble of cooking when it is just one person, and no one to share the outcome with just seems sad. Unfortunately, I have thought this way for a while now.
Cooking was always about cooking for someone and cooking with love for them.
The trouble with the above statement is that I am basing the effort on someone else. I am not basing it off of myself being worthy of a good home cooked meal. I am not thinking about or showing love to myself. I was judging the happiness of the meal off of someone else being there. When in the end, it was not about who I was sharing something with, but it was about being happy with myself. Some may say, respecting yourself and giving yourself what you deserve.
After thinking about these things this morning, I went to the grocery store with an open mind. I promised myself that I was not going to have just something simple for dinner tonight. I am worth much more than simple. A little inspiration was received, and I was off to the store. I ended up buying fresh shrimp, string beans, red pepper, basil, and WINE. Wine makes everything better! After the cooking process, I ended up with a white wine-butter-garlic-basil-shrimp concoction that surprised even myself!!! It was then that I realized…I’m totally worth a good home cooked meal on my own. Try not to forget you are worth it as well! Now…what shall I make tomorrow?
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