Happiness, Food & Family

Happiness, Food & Family

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. ~ JRR Tolkein

So today while checking my personal Facebook feed a really interesting post came across my homepage, it was entitled, “What a week of groceries look like around the world.”  

Take a look at the link if you haven’t seen it before it’s really fascinating.  There is a picture for each country with a family showing the food they bought for the week.  The pictures are really amazing, first for the obvious reason that it clearly shows how different we all eat and unfortunately how much pre-packaged junk countries like Britain and the US eat on a weekly basis.  Which of course was the point of the post.

Italy food happiness

A week of groceries in Italy

However I found a lot more interesting information in those pictures.  These pictures are pictures of families and it was fascinating to me to see what comprises the typical family in different countries.  How countries like the US are single generation while others were obviously multi-generational, even how closely the families spaced themselves together or apart was really interesting to me.

There was even some interesting things that show up just in the way things are presented and what’s on the table.  I noticed that the German table was highly organized and I really love the whole fish in the middle of the Canadian table.  Although the Thanksgiving – Christmas – New Year season is not my favorite time a year, I do love Thanksgiving and the happiness that resonates around that meal with the whole family gathered about and I think these pictures show that the these people were having a very happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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2 Responses to Happiness, Food & Family

  1. You can’t find true happiness if you live your life trying to please other people.

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