Are you someone who already has shared-meal ritual in place in your household, or as part of your lifestyle? If so, Bravo!
I’ve researched and talked a lot to people about the obstacles that keep them from getting to the table to have a relaxed, shared meal. For some of us, our experiences at the dinner table were much less complex, with so few distractions, comparatively speaking. When it was time for dinner, we all put away our books, homework, whiffle ball bat, and music. We had an appointed time, and there was no question that we’d all gather ’round like clockwork.
Now there are so many other things keeping us from the table – those electronic, compact, addictive little gadgets that keep getting smaller and smaller, yet seem to have an increasingly larger bite out of our personal time.
Is this type of conversation happening in your home?
If so, take a moment to think about how you can keep your shared-meal ritual going strong. Maybe you’re not noticing the other people around you are patiently waiting, anticipating this time when you can all be together.
Honor the time you’ve set for dinner, and don’t let anything get in the way.
Don’t worry – your candy-crushing powers will be even more awesome after you’ve had a nourishing time at dinner with those you love.