Holiday gathering is the greatest gift.

This season I crave spiritual connection with others. There is nothing that fills my soul more than a day with women I love and trust completely.  Time to reflect and look forward or just hold still, being exactly who and what we are in that moment.  There is no amount of money in the world that can replace this day for me.

One friend, the same friend, opens her house each year and welcomes those that would like to join.  Each of us brings a dish to share.  It is that meal that is the most enjoyable and appreciated, not gourmet necessarily, but each dish done with love, to be shared.

The coffee is hot, the hugs are warm and it is just about the safest place my soul can be.  I listen, I think, I care, I feel, sometimes I cry.  I am me and us are we!  That is the truest gift you can give and receive.

This season, take the time to share with a friend, smile more, laugh a harder, tell people who you are and listen to them.  Be a friend, a trustworthy friend, that’s a real gift.

Katie O'Reilly
Katie O'Reilly
Truly a trendsetter, Culinary Artist Katie O’Reilly is a wholly unique talent in the overcrowded food industry. Her all-encompassing knowledge of all things food, combined with her artistic passion and educated and extensive palette, and added to the fact that she feeds over 40,000 guests each year, has elevated Katie’s culinary designs to the rarefied air of creativity and flavor profiles that only the top chefs enjoy.


  1. Jane says:

    Amen, Katie, amen!!

  2. Krystal says:

    yes the holidays are the perfect time to connect with friends and family and great food makes it that much more special. : )

  3. Dorothy says:

    Every morning I open my home to a friend who has had a great loss in her life. Sometimes another person will join us. I have a big family and the holidays are the most fun. We eat and a little drink and mostly laughs . Everyone should open their hearts at this time of year. The rest will follow.

  4. Joe says:

    I love spending as many minutes as my busy schedule will allow each morning to silent my mind and listen for messages from my higher power. It is the best part of my day!! During holidays, where there are less places to be and things to do, I usually get to spend more time in this special place. It is a charished gift!!

  5. Vieve says:

    Spending time with loved ones is the best!!

  6. Shirley says:

    This is so true!! Good New Years wishes to all!

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