Dinner is a meal that we once shared with family and friends. However, for some people, dinner has become a meal that is eaten in front of a television. There’s nothing wrong with how you decide to eat your last meal of the day but it does hold opportunity. You have the opportunity to share a meal with family or friends and make a difference. All you need to do is invite someone over for dinner.
Invite someone over for dinner and catch up over a meal, it may seem like a small gesture but it could show someone you care more than they thought.
The Dinner Tradition
Sitting at the dinner table, sharing a meal with family, conversations happen naturally. Within these conversations, we can learn more about someone or just about their day. These meals allow us to build a connection and show that we care for one another in a very subtle way. In America, the idea of a family dinner dates back only 150 years. However, it’s already disappearing and we need to bring it back in a bigger way.
Who to Invite
A family dinner naturally brings to mind close family members as guests. You can change that and invite someone who isn’t part of the family. You can invite a coworker who looks to be having a bad day or a friend who is dealing with a stressful situation. The list of people you can invite is endless. Don’t be shy about inviting someone even if you don’t really talk to them too much. The goal is to reach out to someone in need and share a meal. During that meal, lending a helpful ear or just a sounding board. You never know, you may be able to help in more than one way and could change their lives over just one meal.