A Meal Cooked by a Daughter (Silver Lining 4-20-2020)

April 20, 2020

Because no one had any games or practices tonight…

Because there were no school events to attend…

And because online learning and working have been halted for the day…

We six just sat down for a meal together.  It was a delightful one, too:  homemade pizza and thoughtfully tossed salad–all prepared by the youngest of the group. 

This is definitely not a normal occurrence here in this house. 

But today, with this gift of time, our daughter decided this was her big project.  She thought it all through.  She checked for ingredients in the freezer and the pantry.  She dug through recipes and found the instructions.  With a little consultation with her parents, she proudly put two large pizzas and a huge bowl of mixed greens and veggies on the table.

And (will wonders ever cease?), with just a bit more cajoling, her brothers even tried the salad–and proclaimed it “quite good”.

She’s glowing and the family is fed.

Silver lining for today.  Definitely.

Silver Linings…

started as my personal response to 2020’s global pandemic of COVID-19.  When I published them locally,  I was surprised by how much people responded to them.


I hope they bring some positivity to you, too, during this unsettling time

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