Here’s the truth of the matter…those “small things” really aren’t so small at all, and as I furl myself into my last two days here in country, the largess of kind shared pleasures occupies my spirit. This feeling conveys the biblical phrase “my cup runeth over…”
First, last weekend, I received a totally wicked, kickin, fab-o package from Jeanne. She pampered me… She graced me with homemade knitted headband and potholder (I need this for my new home overseas!) and jam, and my word, I LOVE the notecards. So wonderful. Check her out…
(If you participated in the share challenge, remember to blog about it and link back here so I can include you in the roundup!)
Then…a shared outing with my best bud Y. I felt on cloud nine when she made arrangements to get a sitter for the hunky B. while we had some ladies time…not only did we share a bowl of the best cooked scallop linguine in Olympia, WA, but we found some shared fun treasures along the way. Bitch Magazine (I’ll read on the plane after she reads it this week…) and something we’ve been swooning about all week long at dinner time…TRUFFLE salt. Do you like seasonings? Well, I am a fan of them, and if you go to Buck’s, you can order your very own. In the last week, share consummation must have tallied over a quarter cup. Superb on fried eggs, on seasoned greens, on cucumber and tomato salad, on pasta with butter and cottage cheese melted in….in college? Spice things up at the cafeteria this way…I also like her Green Magic mix.
Let me share with you a great bottle of wine for those of you who like something smooth, but not overly sweet. Lehman’s Shiraz doesn’t overpower and feels crisp, youthful. I usually enjoy something a little more robust but this was the perfect end of the summer it’s almost fall wine. check out his website for great food pairing ideas…my suggestion? TRUFFLE salt.
Amazing Race bar Challenge…my gosh, yumo banana oat bars! Y. didn’t have to share with me, but I guess it’s in her nature. Good for breakfast, a packing break, stirred into yogurt, mashed onto oatmeal…okay, I am totally making these in Germany. Steph, can you come visit???
One thing all this sharing does is somehow make me feel a little MORE indulgent. Sometimes I feel so unworthy of all this goodness in my life? How silly is that? Do you something struggle that you don’t deserve or haven’t earned the kindness of others? Well, NONE OF US DO, really! We don’t become or achieve worthiness, it is there all along. Yes, when others share, there is a natural urge to model and share back. But it shouldn’t be about settling a score. It should be about sharing the light that is inside of you.