Did you ever wonder where your ideas have come from? Especially those ideas that hit you suddenly and in an instant you decide on a course of action to take? Are these thoughts really our own or do they come from somewhere outside ourselves? Perhaps, if we are open to them, we can be a part of something wonderful.
A while ago, I was working as a baker and noticed that we had a lot of leftover bread in the freezer. I remembered that there was a shelter nearby and so I packed up the bread and drove it over to them. As I walked through the door the receptionist asked what I needed. I told her that I was bringing her some bread. She stared at me for a moment. I asked if she needed any and she said,”Just a moment ago I told the coordinator that we did not have any bread for lunch and you walked in with a boxfull.” That felt just a little bit strange but it also felt pretty cool.
Today while I was making another pie I thought of Judy, the nurse at Ashland High. Earlier this week my son had gone to see her with a case of Poison Oak and she had helped him out. I thought of how many kids she sees in a day and the range of problems that she helps them through. Most of all I thought how thankful I am that our kids have a compassionate, trained nurse available at the school. I’ve said it before, we are lucky to live here.
When I called upon Judy to deliver the pie she was definitely surprised and asked why I was giving her a pie. When I told her how much I appreciated her dedication to our kids she was truly touched. I was very pleased to be the one to bring her a gift and happy that I was in the right place to “catch” the idea.