The Civilized Minute

a minute of manners and musings

3 ingredients

All it takes is 3 ingredients. Dump these 3 into a slow cooker, wait 8-10 hours and you’ve got the ground floor for tonight’s dinner. Are you getting this?  You put 3 ingredients in the pot, go about your business and come back to find the prize.

You know I’m going to twist this into a civility thing, so here it is: There are also 3 ingredients in order to make your attempts at civility worthwhile.

Discretion

Compassion

Patience

You dump these 3 into your pot of business deals and relationships, let it stew there for a while because people have to know you’re genuine. Come back later and you’ll discover you’ve built the ground floor for success and happiness.  

Discretion

Compassion

Patience

Or, a 3-4 lb. Boston Butt, a jar of BBQ sauce and a can of Coke cooked on Low for 8-10 hours.

It’s really just whatever you’re into.

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8 responses to “3 ingredients

  1. Semi-Slacker Mom March 8, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I like the etiquette lesson too, but tonight I’m going to try the recipe. A can of coke makes everything good.

  2. Jay Remer March 8, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Nice meal, Kate. I like to add a dash of self awareness and respect, if I have any kicking around!

  3. Tara Poole March 8, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Great, now I’m hungry and it’s only 9 a.m.!

  4. Mindy Lockard March 8, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Love this post Kate! Thanks for the kindness visual!

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