Far Too Easily Pleased

Today at lunch, I ate the nastiest frozen meal ever. The picture on the box showed  mouth-watering barbecue with creamy mashed potatoes and crisp corn.

The reality was more of a mix between dog food and week-old trash.
I should have known. The meal cost $1. So much cheaper than the meals I usually get. The ones that taste like food. The ones that don’t make me want to eat a whole tin of Altoids just to get the nasty flavor out of my mouth.
I will be going back to the $4 meals that are made out of actual food.
The only good that came out of today’s lunch was a reminder of one my favorite quotes by C.S. Lewis:
“We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”
I love this quote because it reminds me that what the world offers – even though it looks good – is trash compared to what God offers. His plans for us are SO much better than anything this world has. It is a holiday at sea versus mud pies in a slum. It is a meal at the finest restaurant on the planet versus my $1 frozen meal.
The only good to come out of my horrible lunch is that reminder – that I should not be so “easily pleased,” that I should see the mud pies for what they are.
I also learned that $1 frozen meals taste even worse than mud pies…:P

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