Break Bread Together

eating together, family, food, meals

Married, Mortgaged & Minivan'd

There are many studies on the importance of family meal time.   For kids and parents the social activity of having a family meal builds closeness, better eating habits, confidence and helps with academics, physical and mental health and overall well-being. My favorite quote on the importance of dining together comes from the late Anthony Bourdain:

“We know, for instance, that there is a direct, inverse relationship between frequency of family meals and social problems. Bluntly stated, members of families who eat together regularly are statistically less likely to stick up liquor stores, blow up meth labs, give birth to crack babies, commit suicide, or make donkey porn. If Little Timmy had just had more meatloaf, he might not have grown up to fill chest freezers with Cub Scout parts.” 

― Anthony Bourdain, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook 

However, in a…

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Passing Clouds

family , friends , passingclouds , realityoflife

CᖇazY Neᖇɗs

Every day and everyone we come across in our life is just a passing cloud.

The day, as a cloud..
May move away dry at times;
May shower mildly for you to enjoy;
May downpour or
May even burst uncontrollably to shake you.

Likewise, as a person, we come across..
Strangers who mean nothing;
Acquaintances who come and go as and when needed, &
Friends in different phases.
At times, even in a family, by the time rain or fruits of victory reach the ground, the cloud may not be there to witness it.

Whatever the cloud has given us today can’t be taken away.
We’ll encounter a new cloud the following day and life has to proceed peacefully.

There are days when we are not awake even when we are awake, right?
So, Wake to Experience life without missing out anything – be that pain or joy.
Expect the…

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