Friday, November 14, 2014
There has been much talk about change lately. And many changes have taken place.
Yet I still cling to the familiar that isn't working for me.
Like the freshly fallen snow I awoke to this morning, I need a new perspective. I have changed, what I need to do has changed.
This is not a bad thing... it's just different, My needs are different than what there were when I was a teen in high school. I am now a blessed grandmother. We all can lead a happy, healthy life to share with our loved ones and it doesn't have to be food based.
Sharing a walk, going to a concert or play.... so many rich experiences are out there.
The biggest change needs to be my mindset. Slowly it is changing. Better choices are being made.
Hosting Thanksgiving dinner has again fallen to me, personally I prefer to be a guest and bring a dish. My sister likes to cling to the past and I am trying to help her move into the present. Yes I have fond memories of the Thanksgivings past and it was indeed a feast, where we were all stuffed and lethargic. Now it's a dinner, we can move afterward. Our kids to the road race beforehand.
Ah yes things change... thankfully we have many modern comforts, Like washing machines, stoves, interior plumbing, heat on demand. Would I want those olden days, heavens no. Plucking a turkey and tending a cooking fire are not my cup of tea. I remember my grandmother's wood stove and am grateful that all I have to do to cook is turn a dial or push buttons.
But what my grandmother did have was wholesome food. Now that is something we should hold onto. Now I am not ready to put up a chicken coop, have a cow, and plant 40 acres, but I can find out how my food is produced and support my local farmers.
Sure it is a change, but it is just as good.