The Power of a Meal Together

Project 365 – Day 81

There are many studies that point to the benefits of having family meals together regularly.  Among other things, they provide a sense of unity.  Its a means of instilling common values across generations.  They provide a place for strengthening relationships through communication, as well as enjoying each others company in a relaxed setting.  Our family shares dinner together most nights, and we would not trade the world for this.

I have recently been reminded of the value extending beyond family.  We cater lunch for our entire division at work each Friday.  This helps build and strengthen friendships and comradery.  It also fosters trust and community.  Similarly, our tech and music teams share meals between worship services at church.  The church is kind enough to cater meals, knowing that we volunteer for long stretches of time on Sundays.  This is not only convenient, but it affords opportunities to meet others and get to know them.  Otherwise, we would not likely take the time given our hectic pace and schedule.

Meal sharing is the ultimate form of hospitality and generosity, and is often the best ice breaker.

Meal in Green Room

Meal in Green Room

Fuji X100s, 23mm f/2.0, 1/25 sec @ f/4.0, ISO3200

This entry was written by Mark , posted on Sunday March 22 2015at 11:03 pm , filed under Faith, People, Project 365 . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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