A Quick Daily Study: Stanza 33

Depression and anxiety can run a toll on a person. Compound that with a toxic work environment, my bed seemed like the best solution for my day. Instead, I thought about my quick study and a new Twittering Tales to write about got me out of bed. The kiddo getting excited about his new music class and practicing a recorder gave me the little push of excitement that I needed to get some positivity this morning. I got on the treadmill, enjoyed a hot shower, and started the day. Here we are, stanza 33:

Pocket Version:
Early meals a man should often take,
unless to a friend’s house he goes; else he
will sit and mope, will seem half-famished,
and of few things inquire.

Chisholm:
A man should often get his meal early.
When he visits friends, otherwise he sits and idles,
eats like he were starving
without even asking.

There are several translations for this stanza and one is different from the other. I think this could be sound advice. If there are plans to have a meal at a gathering it’s best to eat a small meal before leaving. Don’t want to be that person that gets there and eats like they haven’t eaten in days. This will give you a chance to enjoy the meal with your family, friends, and or kindred along with the conversation. Could be wrong but this is what I take from it.

Happy Tuesday Y’all!

 

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