“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what exciting things are going to happen today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.
(Benjamin Hoff The Tao of Pooh)
Black percolated coffee, chilli chocolate, a nectarine and some cheese were our makeshift breakfast when we discovered our B&B was only a B. Admittedly the beds, the cottage as a whole and the view from the patio were wonderful.
Breakfast was in silence at the BRC. How boring, said my mum, when I told her this. Actually it makes you reflect on your food and who made it and how wholesome and delicious it is. And you have to time to wonder about what exciting things are awaiting in the rest or your day. We were still reflective and quiet from our morning stretching and then meditation session which preceded breakfast; and still aware of Nature all around us.
Try having a meal in silence. Outside. Listen to the sounds around. Have gratitude for the food and the provider thereof.