Enjoy my Extras

by on November 2, 2009 in Other Ways to Save

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I always get excited when the new Kraft Food & Family magazine arrives. It comes several times a year, and the holiday edition is always one of my favorites.

I got an issue this week and saw a number of new recipes I wanted to try! Earlier this evening I made tuna patties, but I am not sure if I liked them. Just a little bit ago my husband and I were talking in the kitchen and I remarked that I should have offered some to Janet (our little next door neighbor lady that I sometimes send dinner over to when we have extra), but I didn’t want to serve them to anyone.

Hubby said, “You’re too critical, ” and I laughed it off saying, “No, I’m not critical. I’m discerning.

But…am I too critical? It’s just food. How bad can it be? I ate it and lived. Hubby did okay. In fact, I think he actually liked it. The cats really seemed interested, too.

Next time, instead of being critical of the meal (which in reality was just fine and as long as someone likes tuna, they would likely enjoy it), I should just share what I’ve got, and not let pride hold me back.

What’s the worse that could happen? She’d just say no the next time I called with extra tuna patties. I know she likes other things I cook! :)

Hubby said next time to just let her enjoy the “fruits of your leftovers, or however you want to say that.” I guess I would say, sure…let’s call her next time and offer to let her enjoy our extras. I am thankful to be able to have extras to offer.

I am thankful I am able to cook good, nutritious food, and feed my family. I am also thankful that I am in a position to be able to take meals to a neighbor occasionally. I shouldn’t complain if things in and out of the kitchen don’t always goes as planned. I can’t control everything around me, but I can control how I respond to it.

My attitude today is determined by only one thing…me!

But, enough of the self-help sounding pep talk.  :)

Seriously though…I am thankful that I can share like that.

[note: this post was originally written on my personal blog, and has been shared here because the content is relevant to the journey I have been on to reshape my attitude toward spending, saving and managing my resources more wisely. It is possible that additional edits may have been made to clarify or expand points.]


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