There are days I feel so blessed by kindness and generosity, and I see it all around me. There are other days I feel beat down by insensitivity and callousness, and by what I see on the news.
This week was one of the former. We were the recipient of four small kind acts and I wanted to share them.
- A total stranger gave me the giant sunflower head below that she had grown. My son and I will pick off and roast the seeds. And when I told her I garden as well, she gave me a jar of the seeds she's saved from her own garden, things like yard-long beans, banana squash, wax beans and okra, among others.
- Then my husband's uncle gave us a bunch of catfish he'd caught. I breaded and baked the fillets and they were awesome. They fed us for two days.
- Later in the week, a customer left two jars of canned salsa at our office door (we've also gotten zucchini red hots and sand hill plum jam!).
- Then a lady in town my husband helped out gave him a container full of fresh, hot ham and beans that fed us another two nights. They were fantastic!
Kindness still exists. People are still generous. I'm so grateful to God for that knowledge and for the blessings given to us. May we turn around and do the same for others.
|Gosh, that sunflower is HUGE! I hope I can grow one like that some day.