THE GOLDEN RULE OF FOOD.
“Eat breakfast yourself, share lunch with a friend, and give dinner to your enemy.” This is an old proverb translated from Russian, which means that you need to have a complete breakfast, eat a leaner lunch and avoid dinner at all cost.
Both my husband and I immigrated to the US as young adults pursuing “The American Dream.” While my husband fled religious persecution, I was in pursuit of a higher education. And we worked hard, really hard. As we moved through our goals, “The Dream” grew, evolved and finally morphed into a middle class nightmare. We found ourselves broke and broken.
The debt shrunk sluggishly, we worked and paid, worked and paid; the future with no debt was a distant goal we could no longer visualize. For the first time in our married life we ran out of encouraging words for each other. We were missing something very fundamental, but I couldn’t put my finger on it.