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The Meaning of a Meal

I love to feed people.  It is odd, because cooking isn't really my favorite thing.
But there is something about taking a meal to a sick friend. Or showing up with a "breakfast basket" for someone who is down.  It blesses people.  It blesses me.
In a little while I am headed with a meal to a friend who is having surgery today.  I had to tell her I was bringing it.  If I asked if I could bring it, she would say, "Oh, no, that's alright."  So I told her that we (her other friends and I) had a secret meeting behind her back and we are providing dinner for a week or so. Period. She laughed. She knew she was cornered.
Illnesses, funerals, blue days--food just makes people feel better. If you know someone who is ill or down and you have thought about taking them some food, do it.  Easy or elaborate, a meal hits the mark every time.
PS  Take a peek at if you coordinate meals regularly.  It will make your job easier.

5 Comments to The Meaning of a Meal:

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Bethany Sims on Sunday, February 20, 2011 4:37 PM
Hey Mom! If you ever want to mail me a meal that would be great! haha love you!
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Margie on Sunday, February 20, 2011 5:12 PM
I just might surprise you one day!

Emerine on Saturday, March 19, 2011 2:12 PM
Wait a minute...this one is me! Yes, I am horrible about asking for, and accepting help! My family was SO happy to have a meal on a night they were prepared for fast food! We truly appreciated your generosity and love! (Even if the meeting was behind my back..) ;) loving catching up on your blogs!
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margie on Sunday, March 20, 2011 2:55 AM
Ha ha I told you you never know who will show up! Gotcha! (And I am glad you enjoyed that meal!)

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