Not quite Chicken Soup for the Soul, but Tomato soup because my mother’s veggie patch had a bumper crop! However I did make the chicken stock from scratch 🙂
Sometimes you just have to go back to basics, both in the kitchen and in life, to fully appreciate the richness of the flavours and our lives. We get so caught up in life and other’s expectation that we forget about our own values, but life has a way of bringing them back to our attention.
Society and our values have changed in this materialistic world. However, what about the elderly who still hold the old values, when communities were different and it was the norm to have three and sometimes four generations living in one household. How do we tell them, it’s time to let go of the old values. Are society’s new values better for us? Or are they just convenient in today’s materialistic world?
We put our sick elderly people in nursing homes because it is hard and demanding looking after them……and it is! We think about having a full and rich life, right to the end, however how do we deal with those trapped with old values, looking after sick elderly and not letting go. Is it right for us to encourage them to let go, after all, we just want those that are still fit and healthy to live a rich and full life. Is that wrong? How do we reconcile the difference in values?
Our current society does not cater for those old values, the structure is different. The average household consists of only two generations, parents and children and everyone is struggling in their own battle of life. Neighbours aren’t always as neighbourly and the community spirit is not always there, however there is a light at the end of this tunnel. There are many services provided by government and local council available to families dealing with the elderly, we just need to embrace them!
By the way the tomato soup was yum!
Until next time,
Laugh, Love & Live!