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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: FULL

 

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Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . . GO.

When I lived in South Africa, I usually felt as if the year passed without a “real” Thanksgiving. I was often blessed to gather with American friends to commemorate the occasion — but because of the different ingredients available in South Africa, we rarely had the same dishes typical to an American Thanksgiving. And because the seasons are opposite there, it always felt strange to be sitting outside in shorts and t-shirts instead of bundled up in sweaters and slippers with the furnace running inside.

And yet, now that we live in the US, I look back on those occasions and realize the type of food we ate really didn’t matter. It was all about the people gathered around the table — or, as was more often the case, sitting in the same room with plates on their laps.

Now that we’re in the States, it’s so easy for me to look at the full table, overflowing with traditional holiday dishes, and to eat and eat and eat until my belly is stuffed to the brim — but am I really filling myself with what matters?

Am I taking the time to invest in relationships more than preserving tradition?

STOP.

 

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Full: Food, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction
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