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The Chinese Food Metaphor – Start Your Life Anew


A relationship you know is dying is kind of like that take-out container of Chinese food clogging up your fridge. You had the food when it was fresh at the restaurant. You loved it, so you took it home and put it in the fridge, figuring you’d nibble on it later. The next day came and you really didn’t want Chinese food two days in a row, but you nibbled on a little and put it back in the fridge. Just knowing it was there for a possible late night snack was a relief.
Some days went by and you noticed an off-odor in the fridge one night about 1 a.m. But you were tired and figured it might still be good, so you closed the door on it and went to bed a little hungry.
You were busy all the next day and didn’t deal with it. You knew it was in there rotting, but whatever. Who knows? Maybe it would change back into being fresh somehow.
The next morning there was no choice but to face the fact that the contents of that container was rotten, so you finally threw it out, criticizing yourself for taking it home in the first place, then ignoring the stench and letting it permeate all the other food in the entire fridge.
The metaphors are obvious. The lesson is to think about what you decide to bring into your fridge, cuz that’s what you’re hoping will sustain you. The other lesson is, sometimes what you think will sustain you needs to be tossed. I urge you to go to your “Fridge” right now, and get rid of that stuff. You know what it is. And you know your life is better without it. Think of it as your “Baking Soda for the Soul”.

We all go through major life transitions when relationships end… Through this website, I will share my thoughts as I walk the path of “New-Self” discovery. It doesn’t matter which side of 50 you are on. The real question is, Are you ready to live life? To forge a Path of Your Own Making (For a change!)? Then stop dwelling over the What-Might-Have-Beens and join me. Share your thoughts here, comment on mine, and let’s do this together!

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