Over the past few years, I have been surrounding myself with only the kind of people who make me feel alive and happy. My heart surgery was a little traumatic and it made me rethink my priorities. Since then, I got rid of the expensive car (couldn’t afford it anyway), fired a nasty disrespectful client and invested more of my time and energy doing what I love with the people I love.
Maybe it’s because my life pretty much revolves around food, but I find myself doing today what I always wanted to do with all the people I wanted to do it with. All the people in my “crowd” are die hard foodies. My family members (each and every one of them), my delightful guests,my fellow bloggers, my fishmonger and cheesemonger at the farmers’ market, my pastry chef and my baker Sylvain. Even my new gardener can’t stop talking about food… He’s from Côte d’Ivoire so here is some diversity for you right there…
I am not a religious person, but I have my own definition of what to be the chosen ones actually means… I believe that we were put on this earth to make it a little bit better for the next generations. We do this by bringing the right energy to the party. We do this by being kind (ALWAYS) to everyone. We are the chosen ones, the VIPs of this earth, because we care. We care about ourselves, we care about others and we care about living the life we were lucky enough to be given to the fullest. Getting way too philosophical here. All I mean to say is that if there is a group of people that always finds a way to make the world a happier place, it is indeed Foodies!
- Foodies are masters at sharing the joy and the blessings they find in the present moment
- Foodies are curious and love to learn
- Foodies are warm and welcoming
- Although they love a good fine dining restaurant and beautiful surroundings, the best foodies aren’t afraid of sharing a meal on the corner of your kitchen counter either. Casual is the word!
- Foodies are true artists (and I am assuming here that most foodies cook). They actually participate in what I consider to be the highest form of art, and here is why: Cooking is the only form of art that’s all about giving. It is absolutely selfless and ego has little to do with it. Indeed, the more one destroys a cook’s work of art by eating it all heartedly, the happier he/she is. The most honored he/she feels. Do you know of any other form of art that nourishes both the soul AND the body? One that only exists for a few hours (sometimes minutes) yet creates memories that can last a lifetime?
- Foodies don’t take themselves seriously. The ones who do are food snobs, not foodies. I hate snobs!
So here you go my dear friends. We are the best and everybody should know it! (I am so full of it sometimes). But I mean, come on, look at the picture of Mimi trying her new favorite cheese for the first time. Is that the face of someone who doesn’t know how to enjoy life and live in the present moment?