Today I experienced a great example of the generous act of the practice regardless of the outcome.
A couple of days ago, I made a really complicated Mexican dish called Tamales for the first time. After a first successful attempt cooking it at home, a friend asked if we could make some together. And so I committed to making them once again.
What a challenging day today was. The Tamales took twice as long to prepare, everyone was tired, and we ended up eating something else while still cooking. By that time, I knew we will have to leave back home without getting a single bite of the dish we cooked for hours. I made the call to the rest of the group to set up expectations that they would be ready by the next day.
Yes, it could be a sad story about how we failed to make this dish, but it was a lovely evening we spend together. Being a team, supporting each other, laughing, and catching up was much tastier than the dish could be. For a moment, I was concerned about failing to accomplished the plate, but I also realized that this six-hour cooking experience would have never happened if there wasn’t someone confident enough to say -We can make it!
The discovery of the day.
It takes one person to believe something can be done for people to get hands-on. The thought that someone else has the confidence to take the challenge is comforting for the rest of the group. Maybe the outcome didn’t come at the expected time, but the time together was fantastic. We enjoyed the practice regardless of the result.
PS: The Tamales were done an hour after we left and our friend said they were delish!