My daughter was excited when she picked me up at the airport last week. She ran a list of activities past me that we could do together on the ride home. That night she planned a little dinner party and I decided to have some fun with the guests at her dinner table. I searched my suitcase for a women's magazine that I threw in just before leaving home. I found the article about what your favorite soup says about you. For instance, French Onion says you are a risk taker. That's for sure for anyone drawn to the strength of those onions! Tomato soup says you're a carefree kid at heart. Split Pea says you're in the driver's seat, and so on.
To get the conversation going, I targeted my polite little three year old granddaughter first. "Do you have a favorite soup that Mommy makes for you, Susanna?" "Yes, I do." She replied. "What is it?" I asked. None of us were prepared for this: "I like a bowl of Chocolate Soup!" She said. We all laughed!
Oddly enough, we all chose our favorite soup to be Chicken Soup. It means:
"You're there for loved ones. You're receptive to the emotions of those around you. Empathetic, You are compelled to help others."
No wonder it was such a lovely evening with caring people circled around the table. It reminded me of the old adage: "Chicken Soup for the soul."
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