For all those who find their happy place around the table.
Imagine yourself sitting at a dining room table.Who’s table is it? Your table? Your Grandmother’s table? A table at your favourite restaurant?
The dishes are arranged carefully and hold mountains of your favourite food … is it Christmas dinner? Taco Tuesday? Or maybe you’ve got that “warm soup belly” feeling.
Gaze outside the window...What time of year is it? Is snow falling softly outside, or can you feel the first glow of a summer morning sunrise on your face?
Are you a child, bouncing excitedly in your seat at the kid's table? Joanna Hayes
Look at everyone who has gathered here with you.Smile at this warm feeling – togetherness. Who’s sitting next to you? Across from you? At the end of the table? Is it your family? Maybe your children? Or maybe it’s all the friends you wish you could talk to right now, reuniting again despite time, distance and schedules.
Are you a child, bouncing excitedly in your seat at the kid’s table? Or are you at the grown-up’s table, holding the joys and burdens of adulthood in your hands, with everyone else?
Share a meal everyday with whoever is with you, or whoever is in need of company, because we were never meant to do this alone.
What do you hear?Conversation? Debate? Laughter? … Or that sweet, contented silence of full tummies and full hearts.
There’s probably some reminiscing about “back in the day,” where the friendships first began, where love first took root, where the mealtime traditions were first planted; a seed that grew, that rooted itself deeply in your heart and flourished into this moment, right now.
Soak up each moment. Savour every bit.Share a meal everyday with whoever is with you, or whoever is in need of company, because we were never meant to do this alone.
Mealtimes nourish us in more ways than one.