FRIDAY’S FOOD

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And then I learned what I was taught.  That the four of us matter to one another, and the universe keeps trying to find a way to pull us together.  I’ve been taught that we need to stop, and take a breath, and be together.

I make it a habit in my life to reflect on things, to think about how things and people affect and effect me, and to consider how my actions affect and effect others.  I like to muse over each day, and think about it in its present and past and future form.  Have I done well?  Was I good?  Are my kids fine?  How is my husband?  Is my family okay?  In teachers college, this metacognition was drilled into us…by thinking about what you have done, you can better understand your causation, but also (and more importantly), assess how your actions have impacted others.

I believe that life has one big purpose, and if we stop and listen, we hear what is written for us.  I also believe that the little things in life make your everyday…breakfast rushing, making it out the door, the sound of the keyboard as your kids smash it while playing computer games, the sound of presents being unwrappped…I am also a big believer in there is reason for everything, and that everything whether it’s positive or negative, serves to teach us something.  We run into trouble when we don’t listen, and reflect on the lesson.

Here is a run down of the past week for us in our home…

Son gets flu

Son is very sick

Son goes to hospital

Son requires treatment

Daughter is fine

Husband gets flu

Husband is very sick

Husband gets better

Daughter is fine

Son is fine

Husband is fine

You know what this week taught me?  What matters.  Son, daughter, husband.  Not at all in that order, because in my heart they are side by side.  But nothing else has mattered this week.  Not clothes, nor the mountains of laundry that have piled up, or the slim things and tight abs I sometimes wish I had, or pretty pictures on walls, or shovelling…I say this knowing full well that these three matter, but sometimes life sends you signs to pay attention.

And then I learned what I was taught.  That the four of us matter to one another, and the universe keeps trying to find a way to pull us together.  I’ve been taught that we need to stop, and take a breath, and be together.

Enjoy Your Moments with The Ones who Make Your Memories.

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