16: Fellowship. A term often associated with church, and a word my grandmother uses freely to describe meaningful interactions with others.
Our department at work was recently invited to participate in a holiday luncheon with another department on our floor. We've been invited before, but rarely accept.
This week, I decided to accept the invitation and join the neighboring department. Over 100 people attended, from multiple floors! Eight-foot serving tables laden with food were spread throughout the floor, and small tables of four were set, also spread throughout. Scrumptious smells, lots of laughter, and lovely table settings.
How wonderful it was to get to know folks whom we see on the elevator and in the common kitchen every day. Learning about others' families, interests, and holiday traditions was a real treat! My grandmother will be glad to know I took part in the fellowship. :) *And the food was amazing!
17: Birthdays of Special People.
Today is my MIL's birthday. I won't give away her age, but she swears THIS is her last birthday to be acknowledged, as she will be 'staying at this age.' :) Oh, okay! November is also my FIL's birthday. Both are truly wonderful people whom I feel very blessed to have in my life. They are kind, generous, funny, and never meddle in our marriage, a quality not every in-law can claim! Happy Birthday, Mom and Dad B! You guys are awesome, and I am very thankful for you!
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