How can I make dinner with my family more meaningful?

Dr. Kathleen Hall
Preventive Medicine
Attempt to make at least an occasional dinner a time for a true feast. Turn off the television, the computer, and the phone. Pull out the family silver, the linen napkins, the good china. Light candles and put fresh flowers on your table. Develop dinnertime rituals that speak to your soul. Create your own unique personal blessing that acknowledges the process by which your food came to your table, your gratefulness for the sacrifices others have made for your meal, and your gratitude for being blessed with enough to eat. Begin your meal by taking three deep breaths, pausing and looking at your food, and practicing gratitude. Appreciate the colors, textures, and aromas while you consider all the work and wonder that went into this meal. Connect in silence with the people gathered, and enjoy the peace and fellowship of a leisurely feast.
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