Your friends and family are starving for more of you… I don’t mean more of your cleaning, cooking, etc. I mean more of the genuine you.
When I make menus, I design a menu to make dinner easier. I know what I am cooking that night (usually a source of frustration in most households including mine). But the correct ingredients are in the pantry. This step is very simple, almost too simple.
But let me tell you the result of this small step. This action frees up my time and lowers my stress level. Food is in the pantry and I love making dinner. What was once a chore, is a pleasure. Meal time is fun again and I save money because we don’t eat out as much.
My family gets more of my time.
Now let me state emphatically, you do not have to make a menu or be a clone of what I do… You may be one of those lucky people who can walk into a pantry and whip up a fantastic meal with what you have on hand… I am not one of you. I require a meal plan, written recipe and a grocery list.
Maybe because my father passed away at age 35, my mother at age 68, mother in law at age 67 and several friends who have left us way too early, I am passionate about making sure my friends and family know I love them. And yes, I sometimes show them how much I love them with food.
Third Aspiration: Your life is a precious gift, surround your loved ones with your heart felt sense of love, kindness and beauty.
You friends and family want more time with you… all of you.
What ways can you give your loved ones more of you? A handwritten note, a special baked treat, a walk around the block, or gifts from your garden?
Next week: we are taking this message to the next level…