Any parent with an infant knows the joy of throwing your own sleep schedule out the window. When you’re woken up at midnight, then again at 2:30am, again at 4:45am, and then finally you get to start your day at 6:57…you find different ways to cope.
My coping this month took the form of MasterChef Junior. So while the rest of my family was cozy in bed, I was up half the night with Gordon Ramsey, Christina Tosi and a dozen adorable kids who somehow know what raspberry coulis is and can whip it up perfectly.
Personally, I never really learned to cook. Getting married forced that responsibility on me. But before that, it was toast and spaghetti all the way.
But a funny thing happened while I was watching these kids blow-torch their homemade marshmallows and marinate their chicken oysters…
Their love for cooking amazing food made me want to cook amazing food too.
Donald Miller also talked about this in his book, Blue Like Jazz. He never liked jazz music, but then he saw a man closing his eyes while playing his saxophone. After that, he liked jazz. Don said, “Sometimes you have to watch somebody love something before you can love it yourself.”
Sometimes it isn’t our knowledge that convinces someone to try chiropractic. Sometimes it’s our love for it. A lot of people have a negative view of chiropractic. But if we genuinely love what we do, that might be just the thing that changes their minds.