This weekend is Easter.
I am a firm believer in God, but I am not a believer in "organized religion" or "church". Therefore Easter for me is a time for family get-togethers, and those usually means FOOD!!!
I am going to my in laws this weekend as they hold their family reunion at Easter-time every year. My mother in law is hosting, so we have to go and serve.
I prefer when she hosts. She always does a white linen lunch. We even have to get out a measuring stick and measure the distance of the plate rim to the edge of the table. We have to shine all the silver and wipe down all the crystal. It's work.
But that work removes me from just sitting and eating. It's not about the food when she hosts, it's about catering. About making sure others have what they need. It's about impressing. It's about a LOT of things, but not about the food. And that is just fine with me.
We all receive a basket during this reunion event. It will be full of chocolate and Easter treats which I do not eat. Nor do I have the desire (thank you God!). So I'll bring all that stuff to work and put in the lunchroom for anyone else to eat.
I am so grateful that I do not have the desire to eat compulsively, that I don't have to fight urges or have conversations (or arguments) in my head. I am so grateful for the Overeaters Anonymous program and for my comfortable abstinence.
Many blessings to you all this Easter!