March Editor’s Note: Share More at the Table
Now that Spring is upon us, I am feeling a renewed sense of spirit. With the longer days, more sun, and warmer weather, you can’t help but be inspired. There is something about the new season that makes many of us joyful, hopeful, and even optimistic.
The last few months in my home have been chaotic, but we’ve finally found our groove. One of the moments I look forward to most lately is dinnertime. It gives me and my daughter the chance to catch up, talk about our day, and commune around food.
We have a new game that we play while at the table. I had my daughter write down fifty questions, and we take turns picking out a question and answering them.
There’s questions like “what would you do if you won a million dollars”, “what is your favorite movie”, and “what was your favorite food when you were five”.
It is through this game that we’ve learned so much about one another. It has taught us to see one another as individuals, not just as mom and daughter. I find myself trying to eat slower as to make our time around the table longer and more robust.
The theme for March on Life Well Eaten is to share more at the table. To create traditions around dinnertime that help grow you as a family while cementing a stronger bond. When we share more at the table, we are opening ourselves up and inviting others to learn more about us.
When you create dinner with your hands and cook it with your love, allow yourself the opportunity to sit down and enjoy it with those that you most care about. Share your heart and communicate with words, smiles, and nods of agreement.
Make new memories and share old ones. It will feel (and taste) good.
Live a Life Well Eaten.