Life is different for everyone, but the key to understanding each other is also understanding their perception of life.
What Is Shepherd’s Pie?
Shepherd’s pie consists of common ingredients such as carrots, potatoes, peas, corn, green beans and hamburger. It is believed to have originated in Scotland and northern England in the 1700’s or beginning of the 1800’s. The peasant housewives were extremely frugal and used lamb because it was abundant in the area and the creation of Shepherd’s pie gave them another recipe to spice up the family meals.
How Is Life Like Shepherd’s Pie?
I don’t use the common ingredients when making Shepherd’s pie. I use all grain free ingredients like black beans, dark red kidney beans, northern beans, green beans, potatoes, cheese and hamburger in a tomato sauce. From the outside appearances, my Shepherd’s pie looks somewhat normal except for the small grated pieces of cheese in the potatoes.
If you never eat with me or see a serving of my Shepherd’s pie, you would believe that it is made with the same ingredients that everyone else uses. But when you cut into my Shepherd’s pie, it is different looking and therefore tastes different.
When we look at a person, most people basically look nice, honest, trustworthy, caring, responsible and fun. It is only when we get to know them that we discover their differences. Everyone is not the same and that keeps life interesting, however some differences in people make them undesirable to be around. Unfortunately, when you first start a friendship with someone, you never know how it will turn out.
It is hard to be open while knowing that your feelings can be totally hurt, especially if you have a big heart and open spirit like I do. What is the alternative? Never take a chance? Become bitter and cold? Become socially extinct? None of those choices really sound very good and definitely don’t give you room to grow or be loved.
Life and relationships can be fantastic, but neither offer guarantees and both are often messy.
Is eating Shepherd’s pie, living life and having relationships worth the mess?