Thursday, March 14, 2013
A couple months back, my oldest son's teacher asked them to start conversations at the dinner table by asking each family member what the best part of our days were. The majority of the time, it's hard to think about each moment in the day, so it always came down to what we were doing just then; eating.
I am not a chef or very creative in the kitchen, but I love to try new recipes and usually, everyone likes it (sometimes the kids can be picky). So, my husband noticed the other day that most of the time, the answers from the majority of our family members were 'dinner'. :( It's complementary to the cook, but what does that mean for the rest of our lives? Shouldn't we be taking time to enjoy life and finding those happy moments throughout the day that make it the absolute BEST part of our day? Why does it always come down to food???
So last night, my son asked his question and 2 people said dinner. I then challenged them to think about other aspects of their day OTHER than the food in front of them. 1 child was up to the task. The other was just being grumpy and didn't want to think that hard.
I challenge you to think about what the BEST part of your day is. Ask yourself, was it lunch with a friend that was great, or was it the food? How often is food on your mind? Do you eat when hungry, or when your body tells you to eat?
I know I struggle with this, so each day, I'm going to make an effort to pay attention to the little things that make me smile or laugh. :)
Have a wonderful day Sparkers!