We’re back from our honeymoon after 24 hours of travel! I’m popping in to share my thoughts on Gratitude in partnership with Evite and South Asian Blogger Network. I’ll be back this week with honeymoon updates and pictures! xo
My husband grew up in an Italian family and I was raised in an Indian family. There is one big thing that both of these cultures have in common: family dinners.
We both have the same love, appreciation of eating with family. Whether we are gathering around for a home cooked Indian meal at my moms or loading up our plates with take out pizza, it’s the feeling you get when you sit down at the table with your loved ones.
I think this is one of the big reasons we both love Thanksgiving. It’s the perfect opportunity to spend a little too much time in the kitchen so that you can spend even more time at the dinner table. It brings family and friends together, from near and far; it’s a day filled with lots of laughs, lots of cheers and lots of gratitude.
Recently, I’ve been thinking about how to extend the gratitude of Thanksgiving year round and I realized that the perfect way to do this would be to host regular family dinners. When my sister first bought her house in Florida I thought we would see each other weekly, if not daily. Unfortunately, life gets in the way. There’s work, errands, cooking, cleaning, shopping and tending to the ins and outs of life that can get in the way of quality family time.
I proposed to Matt that we host a standing once monthly family dinner at our house, where we can prepare a meal, invite our families over and just catch up. This gives us a chance to host, which I love to do, and it creates a tradition for our family to continue.
While calling this monthly event a “family dinner” was a good idea, I got an even better idea while perusing the Evite website: a Gratitude Dinner.
What’s a gratitude dinner? It’s a meal you share with others, friends or family, where you express gratitude. Being grateful isn’t limited to Thanksgiving. …