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Mince Meat Pies

When I was a child, my mum always made these mince meat pies. Her pies were infamous amongst friends and family and someone somewhere would always ask her to send some over whenever she’s next making them. So she made them everyday. Me – being a child – would join her after school, bouncing and jumping, talking about how my day was and how much fun I’d had.

One of those days I stopped to watch her construct a mince meat pie. I found it so interesting that the next time she made it I made sure to spend extra time concentrating on her technique. And I watched her make it again. And again and again and again. Until finally, I understood how I could make one of my mums famous mince meat pies.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that we all need to take a moment to look at the things we miss day after day because we’re too busy bouncing around. You never know, you might just learn something you didn’t know before. Something you cannot learn the same way from anyone else.

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