Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Day 450: It's Nice to Be Important

But it's more important to be nice.

That saying hung on the wall in our home when I was growing up.  It's true, too.

Tonight we fed the missionaries.  That's always a Joyful Moment.  HH requested that I make one of his favorite meals--Beef and Mushroom Stew.  Since we were adding two hungry young men, I doubled the recipe.  This always alters a meal, in my opinion.  Ever so slightly.

As he was reaching for a second helping, one of the missionaries said, "This meal makes me feel like an important person.  It's just so nice."

It made me laugh a bit, but it was said so sincerely, it was quite sweet.  And it really warmed my heart.  And just as it was beginning to be a Joyful Moment, HH broke in with, "It's not as good as it usually is, though."

He meant well with this.  He really did.  And he apologized as soon as he thought about what he'd just said.  And again after they'd left.  But it was kind of funny, so I just had to share it here.

Wishing you all Joyful Moments that are just as good as they usually are!

1 comment:

Linda said...

It sounds delicious - I'd love to taste it sometime.

We hosted a family dinner since my brother and his family are here for a few days. It's always wonderful to be with family. My sister-in-law and my sweetheart did so much to help pull it together. Joyful evening.