If you are (or ever have been) a meat-eater, I am sure you have had a pot roast. Each cook has their method of preparing food and maneuvering in a kitchen that they have learned or developed on their own. The following is a story I heard many years ago and want to share.

The Newlyweds Cook a Pot Roast

A newlywed couple was cooking their first dinner together. The wife has selected her mother’s famous pot roast as the main course. The young husband watched as his new wife rinsed the meat, cut off both ends, put it in the roasting pan, and add the vegetables. The dinner was delicious.

Over the next few months, they prepared pot roast several times. Each time, this wife followed the same procedure. Finally, out of curiosity, the husband asked why they needed to cut off both ends of the meat before cooking. It did not make sense to him. The wife had no idea why. She just knew that her mother did it this way.

The next time the couple has dinner at her mother’s house, pot roast was on the menu. The young husband asked his mother-in-law why she cut off the ends of the roast before cooking. She gave him a very strange look and said, “Because I have a small roasting pan.”

Why Do We Do the Things We Do?

We can so easily be programmed in small ways, not just in big ones. We usually don’t even realize it has happened because it seems natural. It is just how we grew up. Some of this programming is good for us. Other parts of it, not so much.

You will find it interesting to look through the various areas of your life and ask, why do I do this? What should you keep, and what should you change?

Little things do make a difference. Pay attention to the details and keep shining.

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