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Sometimes all you have to do to make someone feel better is to give him or her a warm smile. And maybe a slice of pie too just for the heck of it. When we were kids, whenever Mom noticed that we were feeling down, she would always bake a pie for us. Sometimes, it was a meat pie, but most of the time, it was a fruit pie. She said that pies made things a whole lot better at times. Then she would smile and give us both a kiss on the forehead.
Whenever my brother feels lonely and tired, it’s so obvious. It isn’t just the bags under his eyes, it’s also in the way his shoulder hunches and the way he smiles at people. However lately, he has seemed much happier and more energetic. And I know why. I always witness it whenever I visit them. When he comes home, his wife and his daughter always come running towards him to greet him. His wife will cook his favorite meat pie even when she too is tired from work while the little princess takes care of the gestures of care. My niece always gives her father the brightest smile, the strongest embrace, and the sweetest kiss. I can instantly see how these gestures brighten up his day.
Photo and recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker.
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