Post by soupandstew on Nov 20, 2019 18:32:29 GMT -5
Food has power when it comes from our homes and hands, even if it's not from scratch or the latest recipe or super trendy. A luncheon was organized to honor our local fire station, and today we served 70 firefighters even though some who had committed to provide food bailed at the last minute for various reasons. The potatoes were instant, but really tasty; the corn casserole involved StoveTop stuffing yet won high praises; the three turkeys had to be done in borrowed electric roasters when the donor's oven died. The men and women who ate appreciated our efforts, the fact that the food came from our kitchens to the place they call home for 1/2 their lives, just as we appreciate their sacrifices on behalf of our community every day of the year. It was an amazing and humbling experience. That is Thanksgiving for me.
"Being bitter is just the ego clinging on to the past." Brendon Burchard
Food nourishes the body and the soul -- sharing it builds families and communities, even when it isn't all farm fresh, made from scratch or with gourmet touches. Food brings people together and creates shared experiences and the medium for shared stories, comfort and laughter. I need to remember this -- I need to deliver a thank you and I have been delayed because I turned it into such a big thing in my mind -- letting the idea of perfect get in the way of very good, heartfelt and real. It's a great reminder for all of us anytime, but especially at the holidays.