Before having our first dinner of 2013 –
And after the Hubs had prayed,
I had an idea
(A truly beautiful idea if you ask me)
Initially it wasn’t warmly received
But I insisted
And so we went around the dining room table
Falafel, salad, mung bean sprouts and such, they paused
Three precious olive shoots
– A Soldier
– An orange hair, freckle face sophomore
The Hubs and I
Offered a one-word prayer for the person to our left
Here are the brief utterances we spoke to each other
A simple, carefully selected word emerged from our lips individually
Handpicked from God, I’d like to think
A collective sigh of relief
And blessing manifested
As we feasted (finally) on all we had been given
I like the ‘menu board’.
Thanks Sandy! It was a flavorful meal!
I really like the idea. I felt the power of those words just reading them! I’ll let you know if I can get my family to do it too.
Carol, there was great grousing and complaining but I was persistent! I said, “We are going to do this!” and they soon realized that the only thing separating them from dinner was about five collective words! Afterward, it was obvious that they all were surprised at the word they were given. It was a cool moment. Do it.