You do know what "thing" I'm talking about right?
I look around at my friends, family and classmates and I notice that they have "things".
I have a friend that makes beautiful handmade beads.
Another friend is a sewing wiz.
My cousin's wife sells houses like nobodies business.
At school, I have a classmate that is a Dive master.
Another is a professional soccer player.
And it just got me a thinkin'...
What is my thing?
What if I didn't have a thing?
After all...I'm just a mom.
Who does mom things.
So...I tried to think about things that I was good at...
That I enjoyed doing.
What first came to mind was food.
Quite often my family is given food by my parents.
Seems like my folks know everyone in their small town.
And people are always asking them if they can use things.
Like 40 pounds of chicken.
Or 30 pounds of onions.
10 pounds of carrots.
10 Butternut squash.
And they say "Sure!"
And bring them straight to me.
Then (this is the fun part) I have the challenge of figuring out what to do with all that food.
How to make it into something useful...nutritious...and yummy.
I really, really enjoy this.
It was then that I realized...
My thing is cooking. And I really enjoy cooking from scratch.
That I have a large family to cook for is just a bonus.
I'm so grateful that this is my "thing".
I'm also really happy that it isn't something like skydiving or rock climbing too.
Cuz those things just freak me out.
So...what did I do with all that food?
14 Chicken Pot pies and 40 dozen muffins.
What is your thing?