Friday, November 26, 2010
A thankful time
This year for the first time in a few years, I cooked. I cooked and enjoyed every minute. I had a beautiful quiet moment as I rolled the pastry for my boysenberry pie. The day had been stressful, then a magical thing occured. Everyone took a nap and I was completely alone as I carefully rolled the dough and cut out my toppings. It tasted as good as it looks.
At that moment I was fully present and happy.I was thankful to be able to sit at the table and play in my dough and plan out the next days meal. I was thankful that some one smiled down on me and gave me a wonderful quiet moment. It was soothing to the soul and mind.
As you can see, I managed a shot of all three smiling at the same time. Who knows what I said to get it, I imagine it was a little off color. My children are all happy inside and know they have a loving mother and are adequately provided for. It's getting that realization to bubble up to the top that takes a little work.
Perhaps that is why we go to so much trouble once a year. We serve decadent and sweet old time favorites to please our bellies and our family. We try to be thankful to provide our family with food and a side dish of love.
I can say I do not miss the uncomfortable dinners served at my sister's house with her in-laws. My sister is a wonderful cook, but why do we force ourselves to give up such a wonderful day to be around people we don't really like? I also do not miss the mistake's family dinners at the inlaws. A group of 20 some people who don't really want to be in the same room. Can we say akward?
Anyhoo, my thanksgiving was happy and I found thankful moments. I can only hope everyone else was able to achieve the same!