Monday, September 3, 2012

Table Time with Friends

One of my favorite ways to spend time with others is to gather around a meal.  I don't know what it is about mealtimes, but it's such a great way to connect.

We've had our neighbors over for Make Your Own Pizza Night, which is our family's Saturday tradition.  We had each family bring over their favorite toppings, and it was so fun to see what each person chose to put on their pizza.  The kids had a blast!

I first learned about the power of sharing a meal to connect people when I was a Resident Assistant in college.  A fellow RA and I planned to pair two apartments together and have them over for dinner for several weeks running until we had shared a meal with our entire complex.  We intentionally paired apartments together who didn't know one another well.  This small gesture of sitting around a table together made our little college community thrive!

So, what about you?  Any dinner parties planned?  Does the idea of having others over for a meal stress you out?  What about a simple potluck?

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