For those of us with mental health issues, too often eating is one of the first things we neglect to do. Some have no appetite, and some have no motivation to prepare a meal no matter how much their stomach rumbles. I personally fall into this last category.

So I’ve been asking more often lately if you’ve eaten today because you may not have. Maybe you’ve been busy. Maybe you’ve been depressed. Whatever your “maybe,” someone taking the time to ask you if you’ve eaten, that cares that you eat, can give you just enough of a boost to make it happen.

And for me, if I ask YOU to eat, I should do no less for my Self, so that becomes MY motivation to eat. It goes full circle.

Asking if you’ve eaten isn’t a random question. It’s community care. It’s checking in. It’s love.

So eat something.