Yesterday morning when I told my brother that home-made mashed potatoes were on our dinner menu, I added, “Shere (our big sis) makes the best mashed potatoes. My mashed potatoes are never as good as hers.”
Dwight immediately quipped, “Practice makes perfect.”
Taking his helpful advice, I practiced with these vegan mashed potatoes made with olive oil & coconut milk. Not as amazing as my sister’s, but still, a tasty try (all plates scraped.) Plus, the new pecan-mushroom stuffing was pretty fabulous (in the cook’s sated opinion.)
Gotta love Dwight’s quick comeback. Since he really likes mashed potatoes, his helpfully-hopeful advice could be considered slightly self-interested. However, whether it’s food, music, sports, public speaking, or loving our neighbors?
It’s something to keep in mind: practice makes perfect.
Hmmn, maybe not perfect (memories of missed soccer goals come to mind), but practice can make us better than if we didn’t try at all.
grace, peace & practice, practice
Virginia : )
“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” Mahatma Gandhi