Day 12 // 365 Days of Gratitude

Today I am grateful for warming food and the company of my family on a chilly, rainy day. Rain fell gently out from the sky as the clouds hung low, blocking the sun’s rays from beaming through. A downcast day – one I am thankful for because it purified the air and gave us fresh air to breathe. How sacred and refreshing.

火锅 🍲 (there’s an emoji for it!) or hot pot was the perfect dinner for today. With all the cold dampness that settled into our bodies throughout the day, we all needed some warmth to balance things out. I like hot pot because it extends the dinner proceedings, which also means more time with your dinner companions. Everyone sits around waiting for the water to boil before putting their desired foods into the pot. You have to wait for your food to cook and then poke your chopsticks around the pot in search for your whatever you want to eat. Dip it in some sauce and you’re good to go! All four of us happened to be home tonight so we ate all together. Afterwards, I felt warm inside knowing that all four of my immediate family members were under the same roof at the same time. Doesn’t happen all the time. So I’m extremely grateful for these precious moments.

Simple and fulfilling.

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Author: claireishuman

a young adult living between hong kong, beijing, london and boston

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