Do you ever stop and reflect on what took place around your childhood dinner table? For me it was a place where I shared my day’s activities and homework assignments, a place where I was scolded and praised, where I’d heard adult gossip, and where occasionally I’d fall asleep in efforts to avoid eating my vegetables.
Seven days a week we ate dinner at the table, and during holidays we managed to host aunts, uncles, and cousins, all at the same time. The kitchen was indeed the heart of our home. Aside from the routine conversation, there was something more profound that took place at the dinner table. For my family, vigor birthed during this time. It was a place that spoke hope in the midst of doubt, comfort outweighed confusion, and love healed pain. It was the critical component of my HOME EXPERIENCE.
The Olive Garden commercial reflects the significance of the kitchen table, because when you dine at their restaurant, their table, you’re part of their family. Through this blog I’d like to invite you into my home, share with you my understanding, ideas, and inspiration to make your Home Experience a marvelous memory.
What do you remember?
7 years ago