McDonalds and 100

What does 100 have to do with McDonalds?  Could it be that 100 big macs were eaten at one time?  How about someone who drank 100 milk shakes at McDonalds?  Could it have been 100 McNuggets being consumed at one time?  None of these are the correct answer.

Let me give you a little backdrop.  My mother lives in an assisted living facility in Colorado Springs.  She walks 1-1/2 miles per day in the facility’s halls.  She regularly goes to yoga and TiChi.  Her meals are cooked for her so she comes to the beautiful dining room for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  When you come into the dining room, you are exposed to table cloths with cloth napkins and a centerpiece of fresh cut flowers.  Don’t get me wrong, Mother appreciates all of these things, but if she had her choice, she would go to McDonalds for lunch.  That is her favorite place.

Today is her 100th birthday and guess where she wants to celebrate with her family?  You guessed it McDonalds.  Hamburger.  French fries.  Small coke.  No flowers.  No table cloth.  No cloth napkins.  No Frills.  Simple.  Mom is my hero.  Happy Birthday Mom.




About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.
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