Eat Out Often Enjoy Life

Today, I met my friend Jennifer for lunch at a Chinese Restaurant. We had not seen each other in person in years. We once worked together and both work at different companies now. We’ve stayed connected through Facebook. Facebook has its place, but it will not replace the joy of meeting face to face.

While I waited for Jennifer to arrive, I noticed the cover of the menu said, “Eat out often enjoy life”. I liked this because eating out just happens to be one of my favorite ways to enjoy life.

Sometimes during my lunch hour, I will eat out alone. However, eating out with family or friends makes the meal more enjoyable.

One of the highlights of my work week is meeting my friend Alice for lunch. We met at the first job I had after graduating from college. We’ve had lunch together nearly every week for the last 14 years! That’s pretty amazing in my book.

Here are a few reasons to be thankful for eating out:

  • Thankful that we have friends to eat out with
  • Thankful that we have the budget to be able to do so
  • Thankful for the ability to build and maintain relationships by eating out
  • Thankful for the large variety of restaurants to choose from
  • Thankful that I can drive a car to a restaurant. Melissa, another blogger participating in the Write 31 Days Challenge, pointed out in her Day 3 post that just owning a car puts us in the top 20% of the wealthiest people in the world.

Heidi has been writing thank you notes for more than 30 years and is the author of A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes. Her goal is to help people write better thank-you notes by providing tips and examples.

5 thoughts on “Eat Out Often Enjoy Life”

  1. I enjoy having company over for a meal. Now they we are not able to due to the lack of space I am thankful when others invite us over.

    • I do not have much experience with having people over for a meal. My sister has me over about once week and my parents have us over almost every Sunday. I am very thankful for that!

  2. I love to eat and eatting out is great. It is nice when someone gives you a restaurant gift card.
    I enjoy fixing Sunday Dinner for family to eat right after church.
    Since I am now retires it is nice to meet and eat with former co-workers.
    Nice menu from the China Garden Heidi. One of my favorite places.

  3. I love, love, love eating out! But. . .I have found over the last couple of years that the value for the dollar is not as high as I would like. It seems that to get really good food you have to go to a gourmet restaurant and pay twice what it is worth. Reasonable restaurants are about half as good as is acceptable. What a dilemma! I now love home-cooked food, but I don’t have a lot of time to cook, and my second challenge is finding something the three of us (son 22 at home and husband) all like. I have much to be thankful for, the ability to eat out and the privilege of eating at home. Thanks for the opportunity to share my thoughts. I love food! So glad you are enjoying eating out, Your 31 day titles intrigue me. I will be back!

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