In my opinion, we need to redefine the “Value Meal” to mean an investment in strong families by dining together rather than thinking of the term as the most economical way to order fast food takeout.
The act of gathering around the family table for dinner has been digested by psychologists and sociologists, and the benefits can not be overstated. The Family Dinner Project outlines the importance in this article.
Today, I’d like to say thanks to my Mom who rarely let our family off the hook. My brothers and sister and I were expected to gather for dinner no matter what. And with our silly sibling squabbles there were many times we wanted to forego it.
But, most of the time our frowns were replaced by joy because by the end of the meal we remembered how much we liked being together. She always took time to make the family dinner table attractive and a haven to return at the end of each and every day. Thank you Mom. There is something about autumn that makes me think of you more than ever. Maybe because when the weather turns chilly, I crave your homemade lentil soup.