Feed His sheep
Sunday January 24th 2021, 11:37 pm
Filed under: Food,Friends,Life

Finished a hat last night.

One thing said in church today was that in this time of so much isolation, write someone a note. Reach out.

And so a note showed up on the doorstep next door, thanking the neighbor for opening the door to my daughter at 11:00 at night so that we could retrieve our groceries that had been dumped there, and with the note, a plate of homemade biscotti by said daughter. Who took great delight in going over there again, and then in anticipating their coming home to the surprise.

They were gone all day. They called to tell us that that plate of excellent cookies had been devoured the moment they’d walked in the door.

Second thing said in church today: one of the members had splurged on some food that was to be a particular treat for the husband, who’s been working covid cases in the ICU for long, long hours–but it got stolen off their porch.

The first reaction was anger and upset; the second was, but what if it was because someone is hungry? Because there are a lot of people going hungry right now. She tried to do a little something about it.

The end result was–well, it made the local paper.

And now excuse me, I’ve got me some more note writing to do while there’s a little time left in the day.

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I keep looking for the “like” button!

We had a similar situation a few weeks ago. Someone went through our recycling bin (at the curb for pickup) and took out all the cans. They didn’t leave a mess, but still. Then I thought about it differently – that perhaps they needed to do it for the money, with so many out of work, etc.

Comment by Anne 01.25.21 @ 12:12 am

What a nice turn to the story!

Comment by ccr in MA 01.25.21 @ 8:31 am

Gemma was talking about radical acceptance on her last podcast. I think this is an example – the woman accepted that her food was gone and then moved forward to a better place. And she let so many others step forward with her. Pretty cool.

Comment by twinsetellen 01.25.21 @ 9:12 pm

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