Generosity, Treats, and Support

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The awfulness of yesterday makes it hard to think about beauty in the world, which means it’s probably more important than usual to look for it. Here are three things from my week:

1. For the second year in a row, my friend/colleague Julia organized a group of us to participate in the adopt-a-family program at her church. Because so many people wanted to be involved, two families will have lots of presents under the tree — well beyond what was on their official lists. It’s a great feeling to know I work with such generous people.

2. I have been eating gingersnaps like it’s my job, and pretending that the holiday season somehow absolves them of their calories.

3. Doing some Christmas shopping today, I was so happy to see two great locak shops, Labyrinth Games and Hill’s Kitchen, doing a booming pre-holiday business. I love being able to support neighbor-owned businesses, and it’s terrific to see them doing so well.

What’s been beautiful in your life this week?

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One thought on “Generosity, Treats, and Support

  1. Eileen December 16, 2012 / 10:19 pm

    In spite of Fridays tragic events, it has been a week full of blessing here.
    1. I had my first neuro check up in 18 months. Results: NO new lesions/NO evidence of active demyelination!!!! (not sure I really need a #2 or #3 but I’ve got ’em anyway)
    2. Chris’s mom has been frantically working to make curtains for three rooms and pillows for several spaces. She spent 3 days and 2 nights here this week, hanging and doing the finishing work. They’re beautiful and we are so very grateful for her skills and willing spirit!
    3. After working so hard here, grandma took James home with her to give Chris and I thirty-six hours to get stuff ready without a helper. Bonus we got to go out to dinner and I slept in Saturday til I woke up (naturally) at 8:50am. It was magnificent!

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