I’m thankful for the past … it has grown me, taught me, stretched me, and given me wisdom for the future.I’m thankful for this new year because it provides new opportunities to create something awesome from what I’ve been given. I’ll keep doing what I’ve been doing well. I’ll tweak some things that need adjusting. I’ll throw out some ideas, opinions, and emotional baggage that have been weighing me down.
I’m thinking about all of this as I’ve been making homemade spaghetti sauce this morning. I used bits and pieces of old recipes; I used fresh ingredients; I added some sausage and bacon (leftover from breakfast!). Of course, the fragrant seasonings and the rich red wine add some wonderful nuances.
Just as each ingredient adds that special touch, so does each member of your family – no matter how blended, dysfunctional, extended, or maybe even traditional!!! Spaghetti sauce would be boring if it only had tomato sauce in it.
Your family is the same. Take each family member and blend and stir, create and simmer. As the “chef” in this family, you have the wonderful ability to take the bits and pieces of brokenness and combine to something amazing … so get cooking!!