Food Is Love
By Lauren, age 17, California
Sweet Designs Featured Writer
My mom always cooks with either sugar, salt, or butter. Her motto is "chocolate has all the answers," and who am I to disagree? Hot cocoa, cookies, cakes - they just never end in my house. (She actually just walked up to me to ask if I wanted a bowl of popcorn, since she decided to make some. This is the life.) But most of all, she's available. I can talk to her anytime. Even though she has a job right now, we still have time to laugh at each other, tell jokes, and deal with the ants that just invaded our house. She knows what my dream career is, and she believes in my ability to achieve it. This alone has been a huge boost to my confidence this year.
I'm blessed to have her undivided attention my senior year. With the way things have been going, this will be my best year in high school. I can't take credit for that - it's the actions of my peers, teachers, friends, and family that keep a smile on my face.
Don't just celebrate Thanksgiving this year with food - say it aloud. Thank someone - anyone - who has brightened your day. It's never too late to appreciate.