When I went to work today I found two hamburger buns on my table. I said, "What the heck are these?" My dear coworker said, "They are to remind you that I put maidrite (sloppy joe) stuff in the frig for you and some cheesy potatoes." Yippee! There is nothing I love more. Then on coming home from work there was a biscuit and gravy on my counter. Another friend had played Christmas elf. I was so pleased because my meals were "free" today. I think the point I want to make is that if I were not financially challenged I would not have felt the gratitude for these simple gifts so keenly. But I felt the kindness of my friends strongly and I did not take these meals for granted. I once had a next door neighbor say to me, "We don't bother with our leftovers, just toss them out." I am sure they never enjoyed a meal as I enjoyed mine today.
December 12th, 2006 at 11:42 am