Written by Melissa Camara Wilkins
A few months ago I met with some friends for a Let’s All Talk About Parenting Night.
A “parenting mastermind group,” if you will. Or “an excuse to troubleshoot over tall glasses of lemonade.” Either way.
We met in the evening, so we had to figure out what to do about food. Should we assign dishes? Sign up to bring stuff? This was actually more effort than anyone wanted to spend, so we decided to all just bring something. Anything.
We ended up with the aforementioned lemonade, but also wine and cheese and fruit and crackers, veggies and hummus, a couple of salads, a pasta dish, and something chocolate.
Everyone brought their own best thing. We put all our offerings together, and we had a feast.
I think life is like that, too. I have something to offer, you have something to offer.
Our gifts may be wholly unrelated to salad and chocolate, but we’re each holding something we can share with our families and with our world.