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Life is a Banquet.
By Denise Love Contreras
Saturday, September 09, 2006

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This is taken out of my book from chapter 10.

Have you ever thought of life as being like a banquet?

We can pick and choose what we want in life and how we want it, we have free choice.

I think as if you were invited to a party. They tell you the party is for a special friend. Think big now; use your imagination on how you want the house to look and the room decorated and how you like the tables to look. What kind of food do you want?

Ok, now you have your most beautiful outfit on, if you’re a lady, you’re like a Queen, if you’re a man; you’re like a King. Everyone there is being treated just like you. You are all equal. Now you enter the house it is beautiful, the house is exactly how your imagination wants that house to look. You walk in and everyone is welcoming you and hugging you, they’re saying how happy they are to see you. You are smiling from cheek to cheek, and hugging everybody.

Now you walk into the Banquet room. It is just like what your imagination wanted. You sit down and talk with friends and they let you know you can go to the table whenever you like and take whatever you want. You smile and say, “Thank you,” you decide to go to the beautiful table and take a look at the beautiful set up. They have everything you can imagine, from veggies, to the most fattening meal you can think of. The most wonderful deserts, you can imagine. They have the healthiest food, the gooiest food, and they have the tartest food, the sweetest food and the spiciest food. They even have mild food. What will you choose?

Think about it and know you can choose anything you want and you can go back for more, there is no end. They will never run out of any of the food or drinks. Anything you want to have, they will have it there for you, hot and waiting on a plate and it will be all fresh just for you. So now all you have to do is take what you like. Decide on whether you like to start with something light or something more filling, the choices are all there. Do not worry what people think, they are all there for the same reason as you are, to enjoy the party; they are all there with you.

 You are waiting for the special guest of the party. You wonder why they are all getting food and eating because you do not see the guest of honor. You are thinking how rude they are for not waiting for the guest. You see each person going to the table one by one, some are just walking to the table looking around to see if someone is watching them walk up to the table and some are just going up to the table and are not caring of who is watching.

Now you think ok, I guess the guest is late and since everyone is eating I will eat to. Now you walk up to the table, what do you want? Think about it? You can have something light or not, spicy or not, mild or not, so you think you want something light because you’re on a diet. Or is it because you think people are thinking about you eating and you’re fat, or you think that they are thinking you’re skinny and you’re eating to show off how you can eat and be thin. Don’t think just enjoy yourself. Take what you want and do not worry if you’re skinny or fat just enjoy your time.

Now say you have your plate with what you want on it and you sit down. Some people around have eaten already some are eating and some have not decided to start to eat yet. Because they are worried that you may think they are fat or thin and showing off. So you see some fat happy people that do not care and they’re having a good time and some thin people having a good time. You see all different kinds of people and some are worried that you are thinking of what they’re eating and some do not care what anyone is thinking. Now you are wondering who the guest of honor is, you were told the person was very special and you do not see the person there.

You keep looking at different people and think maybe that thin beautiful lady is the person, or maybe that attractive man is. Or maybe that fat lady is because you feel sorry for her and want her to be the special one. Your mind is going on and on about whom that special person is. By this time your food is getting cold because you were thinking about where that person is and you did not have a bite of your delicious plate sitting in front of you.

Now you have a headache and you have created all of this in your head. So you say to yourself, “ok, I will eat now” so you start to eat, you realize it is cold and the cold food is warm and you do not want to eat it. You remembered that you could change what you choose so you go back to the table and look for the trash to put the food in and there is no trashcan that you can see.

You’re wandering around looking for the trash can, instead of just asking someone you walk around for twenty minutes. Then someone next to you notices you are looking for something and asks you what you’re looking for, you say, “The trashcan.”  They tell you don’t worry about that just take what you like if you choose something and change your mind it is ok you can make your choices and change as many times as you like.

So you get something else, no problem, the only problem was the problem you created in your head with thinking about the trashcan, and who thinks you’re thin or fat, and who is thin, and who is fat, and your mind was still on who the guest of honor is that is what you created in your thoughts. Your food got cold and your mind was not in the moment.

Now you walk up to the person that you think is special in the room and you ask them. “Are you the lady the party is for?” The lady who you thought was special said, “No you are the special lady that the party is for. I thought you knew that.” See how our minds work? The party was for you. You did not think it would be for you, you thought it was for someone else.

Life is a Banquet we can pick and choose what we want in life and we can take fresh healthy choices or we can have hot and spicy choices and we can have mild and sweet and add a little tart to our lives. It would be kind of dull if we had only one choice and nothing else if life were all-full of healthy veggies good for you but we need variety we need a little protein and a little starch and little fruit and even a little spice in our life. Some of us choose more spice than not or more health veggies than tart or more sweet than mild. It is our life it is our banquet.

The Banquet of life is for a special person.

You’re the special person.

God made this life for you.


Denise Contreras.



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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/21/2006
There is wisdom in your words, Angela. Thank you for sharing it. Best wishes. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Rafiriio Daniels 9/10/2006
very nice, you have found a fan------>>>>Jaydan
Reviewed by Peter Paton 9/10/2006

My Mum always told me that Life was a Bowl of Cherries..
Go out and pick them..


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