Being Well-Spent


I recently got invited by a friend to do a write-up on The Brewery, one of the nice and urban yuppie places in the metro. By now, you should already know that I won’t ever say no to an opportunity that combines food with writing, so I visited the place one early Friday night.

Said friend and I had some time to catch up on each other’s lives before the actual feasting began. While all of their dishes were a treat to the senses, what really stood out for me throughout the night was their free house bread. Other the fact that it’s free and it’s so moist and tasty, I got so amused with it because it was made out of SPENT GRAINS. Spent grains are the byproducts or leftovers from brewing beer, and people are just so innovative and cunning that they found a way to use it as “flour” for your bread.

Spent Grains Bread

Can you imagine that? Parts that normally would just be discarded are used to create something beneficial. (I’d even pick the bread over the beer any day, to be honest.)

Similarly, may this concept be something that we can apply in our lives. Even the qualities we have that we think are pointless and useless can be used for something great. Every part of you–every memory, every experience, every skill, every strength, every weakness–can be an instrument to make a difference.

Now, that’s what you call well-spent.

(Daily Prompt: Grainy)

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