I’m not sure if my family is the only one that does this. We name our best food dishes after the people who make or who have made them. Although we all make many different types of food, we only have a few specifically named. Noonie’s Spaghetti is a family classic. In my family, if a dish is made often, loved, and requested it gets named.Recently, my daughter went to Europe. Once there, she was proud to tell me that she made Noonie’s Spaghetti in France . This made me smile as this dish is now an international food!
I ask myself this question, how does this person finish our…sandwiches?
It’s nothing you can try to understand; it just is. Where did we meet? How did I know this person before? How does s/he understand what I’m about to say? Why is there so much connection without any connectivity? Is this a soul I’ve known before? It’s got to be more than what it is. But….there’s no known history.
One hot summer’s day, I got off the camp bus and found Menou on my front porch lying on a few blankets and towels. Nestled around her body were 5 kittens. This was a thrill beyond thrills. She had babies while I was at day camp!
Are you a “Done” or an “Undone” person? Do you leave things for other people to do, or do you get it done? Try to identify which type of person you are.
Dissect your life and represent it into a cake form. See what you come up with. Is your “Life Cake” full of meaningful relevancy or does it need to be baked better?
As individuals we can’t change the whole world, but as a collective group we can make some positive changes. When someone asks you for money or food chose to give them something that is useful. Can a chewy bar save the world?
The experience of re-connecting and re-bonding is wonderfully enriching. Social media allows for this to happen more easily these days. Take the time to reach out to old friends, set a time and day and meet them. You will be amazed at how time will evaporate and refill with fond memories.
I have come to realize that gifts are wonderful to receive, but the gifts you pay for and give yourself have much more meaning. True ownership of something, even your behavior is more real when it comes from a personal cost.
I love to work in the garden. I like to be part of the “earth world”. Every garden has a microscopic world all of its own. You need to get down on your knees and take a really good look at what’s going on…a lot!
Do you know an “Arena Screamer”? You know the guy who screams non-stop while watching kids play hockey. This person will even scream at five year olds and criticize the referees! What can a referee do wrong with officiating five year olds playing hockey?
Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I want to tackle the world. Then there are days when I just want to stay in my pajamas and be quiet and write all day. It is then when I hear this quote in my head, “Lazy is what lazy does, nothing!” That’s when I get up and get moving. I go, see, be, and do something.
I’ve been told it’s a very old fashion thing that I do. I suppose it is because I haven’t heard of anyone else doing this for a very long time. When a new neighbor moves on to my street, I bake them a banana bread and deliver it. It is my way of welcoming them to our street and sort of breaking the ice.
From pre-school lunch tables to celebrating family events, tables are filled with memories and love. These moments need to be cultivated, embraced, and treasured. It’s not simply a request to join a table; it is another passage of time and life together.