I always enjoy putting fresh, peeled and cut organic fruit in bite-sized pieces into a mason jar. Not only does the mason jar serve the purpose of holding a large serving of fruit, but it is also a pretty presentation of all the colors and fruit textures. All the fruit wouldn’t stay looking great and would turn brown quite quickly if it weren’t for one little thing.
Can you guess what that little thing might be?
Yep. A little bit of lemon juice poured over the fruit in the mason jar prevents fruits such as nectarines, peaches, pears and apples from turning brown on the cut edges.
Lemon juice is effective against browning because the pH is in the proper range to halt the process. An enzyme called polyphenol oxidase is released from the cells of the cut fruit and when it reacts with the oxygen in the air, the fruit browns.
It only takes a small amount of lemon juice to put a very thin layer on all the cut edges of the fruit in the mason jar.
Little things make a big difference in:
The lemon juice of marital relationships include things like saying, “thank you” or “you’re welcome” at appropriate times.
Even more than that, it is thinking of the person when they aren’t around and doing things for them without being asked.
With other relationships, little things make a big difference too. Unselfishness lies behind doing things for those people we love and care about. Unselfish giving of our time, talent and effort makes a relationship grow stronger and weather storms.
Obviously little things make a big difference because little things are actually big stuff.
Relationships are powerful unions.
People who care about you provide a safe place to fall during the hard times and welcoming smiles to celebrate our successes. Finding people that are of like mind is the real challenge, but once you do, the relationship is the sweetness of life.
Recognizing the little things as big stuff, makes your relationships more successful. It’s like putting cherries on top of ice cream or fresh fruit.
Life is a little sweeter with cherries on top.