My favorite thing about being from the south is enjoying its little unique charms; cooking, “rustic” living, hospitality, and all sorts of little quirks only a true southern can understand but everyone can appreciate.
One of my favorites: mason jars.
We use them for everything, storage, eating, drinking, decorating, the list goes on and on. So today for blog Saturday, Javaun and I went to one of my favorite brunch spots called “Sun in My Belly,” if you ever get a chance go an try and the red potato salad! Its so good.
As we anxiously waited over 45 minutes, because it’s Saturday in Atlanta and everyone wants to go to brunch, I took in the mixture of people sitting and eating in the cafe. They all had a southern charm to them, laughing, talking, and enjoying each other’s company for whatever reason. The room was filled with movement. But we were all there for the same reason; to eat. This got me thinking about all the really bad things that are happening in the world and how throughout history, especially in the South, there has so much division. As random as it may seem watching everyone from all walks of life, races, ages, body shapes gather together made me realize that people chose to be divided.
We have the power to come together, many of us simply chose not to. Whether out of fear, distrust, or lack of knowledge we as people cling to people and ideas that we know and are familiar with. Then I had a interesting thought, if people translated their love for food and fellowship into serious issues that we face in the world then maybe we could be one step closer to making a world a safer place for everyone. But that’s just the southern in me talking.
MY Directive: Some of the simplest ideas have the power to change the world, don’t underestimate them.