Sweet Abundance

Our garden is starting to produce goodies for us! This is what I harvested this morning...a handful of raspberries, some sweet peas, a lone carrot, a small red onion, and two zucchini.

I came in and put it on a plate. The kids had the great idea to share with a neighbor, which worked out great since I had been thinking about a particular neighbor as I picked berries.

She met us at the door with a surprised look on her face. We don't really know her all that well...it was probably pretty strange to open the door and see an un-showered me, my two older kids (only one with shoes on), and Sammy in the stroller (and still in her jammies). Thomas was napping, so we dashed over and back quickly.

I hope it started her day nicely (instead of weirdly). I hope she put the plate of goodies on her kitchen counter and let it bring a smile to her face each time she looked at it...and each time she probably wondered why a crazy lady would give her one carrot and such a small onion! I hope she felt a bit loved and cherished today.

Funny how it's almost always nicer to give than receive. Today, I'm thankful for God's abundance in my life, so I can give often.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

...For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required... Luke 12:48

Chris  – (7/16/2008 08:22:00 AM)  

Definitely more satisfying to give than receive. I just sent a tossed salad over the fence... or, rather, passed a salad full of lettuce into my neighbors arms. I feel so blessed to have something to share with others. Thank God for gardens! You've just encouraged me to bring some up the street to some new neighbors too. Thanks!

Miki  – (7/16/2008 09:09:00 AM)  

Hey Daiquiri~I have a question for you...

I've been jumping around from link to link with the "It Works for me Wednesday" (and it's so much fun). I just have to ask...did you start that? It's amazing!

P.S. I thought your garden was great. My husband even commented on it..."Did you see her garden?" He knows I want one...great job sharing and I love the picture.

Daiquiri  – (7/16/2008 10:30:00 AM)  

Hi Miki - I've sure been enjoying hearing from you :)

I wish I could take credit for the Works For Me Wednesday meme! Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer is the creative genius and host of that one. Isn't it fun?!

I do a weekly meme called "Seek The Lord Sunday".

Thanks for reading (and commenting) :)


Anonymous –   – (7/16/2008 04:44:00 PM)  

wow what a lovely thing to do :-)


Anonymous –   – (7/16/2008 09:16:00 PM)  

Look at all the bright colors... a beautiful picture of God's abundance! Let me guess.. did they go across the street?
Thanks for hosting today!


Unknown  – (7/16/2008 11:24:00 PM)  

WOW need to tell me the secrect I can't get anything to grow in this desert heat! I am going to try again once it cools down in SEpt....Nov......oct LOL

Anonymous –   – (11/13/2008 08:39:00 PM)  

Thank you. I did not think it weird at all. It brightened my day very much. It did sit on my counter that day. Maybe you can help me next spring with getting my own garden started.

Do you know how to can? I have always wanted to do that.

Thank you for making my adjustment to Boise a very nice one.

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