MUSIC, LEADERSHIP, CULTURE… and humor (sometimes)

The Miracle of Life and Olive Garden

I mentioned on Twitter/Facebook a couple days ago that we ate at Olive Garden for our final meal before departing for Mexico City again.  We go to Olive Garden for fine, authentic Italian food much like you would go to PF Chang’s or Panda Express for real Chinese or to Del Taco for hole-in-the-wall style Mexican (thanks Facebook friends for the input).

Nothing brings people together like good food.

The end of our meal at The Olive Garden

I don’t know if you notice it but this is a picture of 2 families– in-laws to be exact–that have come together to share a meal.

I am realizing how rare of a picture this is when placed next to some of the unfortunate realities of life.

Divorce

Death

Separation

Bitterness

Bad-terms

Non-speaking terms

Denial of forgiveness

Infidelity

and the list goes on.

Our families are not perfect but in this moment, we celebrate life and we celebrate togetherness.

We celebrate our 2 year old son who brings these two families willingly together– and gives our parents something to coo at and admire when the conversation at the table goes quiet or awkward.

Good food brings people together.

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2 responses

  1. Amy

    Good food and babies. Probably more babies.

    March 23, 2011 at 8:30 am

  2. DK

    Yes ma’am. Beauties of life

    March 23, 2011 at 10:15 am

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