Enjoying The Summer Harvest Of Goodness
September 17, 2008 · Print This Article
Yes, I’m enjoying the summer harvest of fruits and veggies. I truck down to my favorite produce store… Farmer Grant’s Vineyard Garden… and load up on veggies a couple of times a week. Tomatoes and cucumbers are my favorites. They’re like Mexican Food…. I could eat it every day.
Today, on my way down to Grants… I was tuned in to Dr. Laura… who sometimes gives me the “willies” because she can be so harsh with folks. But, today… she was quite mild as she discussed the subject of gratitude with a gal who never seemed to be satisfied with anything.
I’ve heard this message many times before… but for some reason it struck me with a little more force than usual. As unsettled as my life is right now… I have a lot to be grateful for. I so often don’t acknowledge the little things in my life. Like… the goodness of a simple meal of tomatoes and cucumbers.
I took my granddaughter, Claire, to the park the other day while her mom, Katie, was on a photo shoot. We stopped and got Chinese food on our way… then sat on the park bench and had a feast. The sun was warm, and the September sky was blue. What more could I have ever wanted… the whole experience made my heart happy.
During this time of turmoil in our Country… I have to step back often, look around, and be thankful for
where I am and what I have right now…. the goodness of my family, friends and yes…tomatoes and cucumbers.
P.S. I hope where ever you are… you too can find goodness in your summer harvest… whether it be food, family or friends.
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