Lesson 13 – December 19: Joy of Cooking

December 22, 2022

During one of my past entries, I discussed the importance of mealtime. Well surprise, surprise, cooking also holds a great deal of significance in my life. 

Growing up my grandma would always have a pot of soup on the stove or something baking in her oven. She fit the doting grandma stereotype completely, utterly, undeniably.

Back in 2018, she died. But today, I will refrain from going too in-depth about death and the grieving process. For now, I will leave you with this, my love for a lot of things comes from her, but especially cooking. It is a way for me to connect with her again. Cooking her recipes brings me back to the smells and sounds of her kitchen; it is one of the most cathartic experiences. 

 When life gets stressful I let go of the things that help me the most, especially cooking. Never do that to yourself. Remember that you deserve peace, happiness and laughter. Maybe try cooking a new recipe or painting or whatever floats your boat; do something for yourself. As we grow older, we get fewer moments that are our own. Take advantage of them completely.  

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