"Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork."
~ English Proverb ~
Sometimes it seems like a good idea to overfill our plates. Everything looks so delicious, and we feel hungry and deserving of a bit of excess. Life owes us somehow, and we have earned the right to take a taste of everything. But if we eat it all, we feel sick. It is too much, overdone, and rough on our digestion and our spirits.
Let's set some limits instead, and choose only a few things, and each of these for a good reason, in manageable portions, and a pleasing combination of colors and textures on our plate.
I fill the metaphorical plate of my life with great care, and do not slap on volumes of questionable items like a starving man at an all-you-can-eat buffet.