A beautiful thankful post about recognizing the good in your cultural heritage.
Cheers to another “52 Weeks of Thankfulness” atHaddon’s Musings. This week I’m paying tribute to simple bowls of rice. While it’s a basic staple in many diets throughout the world, I must admit these days it represents more than food for me. I’m ashamed to admit as a young child I despised rice. Growing up Asain-American, my mom always served it, typically with a boiled egg and long green beans–nothing I mean nothing, could have left me more unsatisfied.
I did not understand food was different around the world, that in fact, my mother’s food was natural and a lot healthier than the prepackaged food I longed for. It was during school lunches that I enjoyed the simple American fare. It consisted of the four basic food groups my teachers encouraged, and I assumed their position made them more of an authoritarian than my mother.
One day, I advised my…
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