I love Marie’s ranch dressing, it’s an all natural, no preservatives salad dressing. I didn’t realize how used to it I got until this past Sunday. I was rather casually enjoying salad and spaghetti, and watching football with my family. I took that first bite of salad completely forgetting that I drenched my salad in Hidden Valley ranch since I was out of Maries. I gagged on the first bite, and eeked out an “Eeewwwwwwwww.” The salad dressing that I had been content with for years now tasted gross!! How did this happen?
We have been driving a 2oo2 Honda CRV for 5 years now, it’s been a great vehicle for our family, it’s roomy, comfortable and drives well. I was totally content with this car, reluctant to get a new car, our Honda is great I thought to myself. ( it’s the 95 Subaru that had issues) But then we bought the NEW van…….I drove the new van pretty much all the time for a week straight after getting it. Then on Sat. I got back in that uncomfortable, cramped Honda to drive it. In one short week the car I was totally content with now seemed like a piece of junk. How did this happen?
Ranch dressing and the new van taught me something this week……that once you have experienced something better, it’s hard to go back to the old. But I have also learned that what seems old, and not so good, really is GOOD. Confused?? Let me elaborate…..
We have it so good in this country and a 2002 Honda CRV and Hidden Valley Ranch dressing are something to be thankful for. I am thankful that I have 2 nice cars, and I have choices to make on something as frivolous as salad dressing. I try to remember how good we have it in America, and try not to complain about the mundane things, even when I think they are not so great, in the big picture, I have it so good and who am I to complain about ranch dressing and a Honda CRV.
Thank you God for the endless choices we have in this country for materialistic things…..I don’t think I always appreciate it. I never did finish that salad with the Hidden Valley ranch!