Give thanks with food
Tomorrow we head off from ten wonderful days in the maritimes. Destination – la belle province – my emotional home.
But before I head off, I tried to prepare a few bits and bites for my lovely hosts as a way of thanking them for their lovely hospitality.
On days like this, full of food and fondness, I’m reminded that we all have choices in life. My plan A was to build a life or career of corporate success. But love got in the way and with it came a life long appreciation of what matters most in life: family, friends and happiness. In many ways, it’s a longer path than that to physical wealth. But it pays off in ways that money can never measure.
Enjoy the people you love and remind them of it from time to time. It’s free and it’s priceless all at once.
Merci au maritimes. A bientot ma belle province!
Stay with friends.
Holidays are not out of reach. If you need to get away, consider staying with friends. We like our privacy. I get that. But there’s nothing like the warm embrace of being welcomed for a visit with friends. But don’t be a mooch. Help where you can. Make a contribution and enjoy the company of people who know you and love you well.
I have a lovely group of friends. More like family really. Every July long we get together – welcomed with open arms at a friend’s home on our lovely lake. Sometimes there are six families. Like the brady bunch on steroids, you might say.
Part of the challenge is feeding that lot so we’ve come up with a brilliant and very manageable system. We meal share. Our specialty is breakfast. Others have lunch and dinner. Someone’s on snacks. Everyone’s on BYOB. There’s enough food and drink to feed an army. An army dedicated to the defense of fun, sun, campfire and giggles.
Here’s to a great long weekend of sharing (which is a form of caring) – a true, north, strong and free tradition.