It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, and I’m very much looking forward to taking it easy. Of course, we do the big dinner, but this year we chose to kick off the weekend with the turkey feast.
Since I had a smaller crew around me this morning, I decided to do a little brunch. In fact, if the big dinner isn’t really your thing, this is a great way to fit in the family time, or catch up with a few friends. After all, the busy holiday season is right around the corner.
I set my brunch table up to be as cozy and welcoming as possible. Here’s the thing: I deserve to be welcomed to my own table.
When you take the time to go the extra mile, the message you’re sending yourself is that you matter. Whether you are dining alone, with your family, or hosting a group, take the time to set the table! You’ll love it, and I guarantee your guests will, too. It’s so easy to get bundled along by all the daily stuff and tell yourself that it doesn’t matter. Lies! It matters, my dear, because you matter.
Just for a week, try it out. Maybe even just for one meal a day. Make a fuss, make it special, and then sit down and enjoy it. Even if it’s macaroni and cheese from a box, set the table, put the food on a plate or into a nice bowl, and sit down to enjoy it.
Here’s what I think you’ll discover:
- You’ll feel better because you’re more relaxed
- You may find that you won’t overeat because you’re not distracted or rushing
- You’ll see others lingering around the table and enjoying some conversation as well as the food
- Everyone will be in a better frame of mind because they’re more relaxed, and they feel important, too. Really, what better message could you send to the people you care most about?
Elevate the everyday, and bring something gentle, elegant, and wonderful into your life. Make your days sparkle, you deserve it.