There was a time when I was younger that taking the time out for the joy of hospitality happened often.  I had a single child at home (not being able to have any further children) and I made it a regular occurrence to have many people "grace" our table particularly for this reason.  I would even have people stay overnight who were from other regions. At one time I had 22 people over and a family of ten staying in "ground level"sleeping arrangements. They were busy years but I enjoyed the throng of people that made their way to our humble dwelling and what I learned along the way.

We are all different and all have something to offer when it comes to organizing meals. You might be very organized in what you do around your home or you might be a "do it by the seat of your pants kind of girl".  I have to say that I have quite a bit of the latter if the truth be known. But even I know that I am much better when I have quite a few things organized including meal planning. So "how to make meal planning work for you"? Let's first look at what not to do!

You know the feeling? You don't know what to do when your to-do list is too long. We all have times like that and sometimes it is a mental list rather than having the list written down that seems to difficult to keep up with. Change that! But first, remember it is okay to have a mental list if you don't have the nagging feeling you have forgotten something. Otherwise, a written one on paper such as in a Bullet Journal or typed up one in Trello, for example, is the way to go. Now we will get into what to do with that "long one"!  This is working towards productivity!

Have you ever had something - then had it taken away? Or maybe hoped for something and that's not what you received? Life is full of challenges but we often take for granted those things we do have. Maybe finding out how good having a grateful frame of mind is healthy will help you to find ways to make gratitude a part of your life.

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