My former classmate invited me to her house for lunch on Christmas day. She also invited a Hindu friend and a Muslim friend too. It is truly a Christmas goodwill lunch.
My friend’s mum has spent some time in hospital not so long ago. This Christmas, my friend wanted to uplift her mum with some Christmas cheer. So, she embarked on a rare culinary experience in the kitchen and whipped up a surprisingly delicious meal.
Something that happened at the dining table lit me up with Christmas joy. During lunch, my friend’s mum had a spasm of coughing. Everybody at the table stopped eating. Everybody turned their attention to the lady. Everybody wanted to help her.
It is their caring attitude that touches me. I realise that the guests at the dining table have gone through the experience of caring for their parents in their hour of need. This has made them more caring towards the sick and the elderly.
Many thanks to my good friend for a lovely, caring Chistmas!