Day 241: A Helping Hand

3 Dec

Yesterday my friend Jeanne told me that her neighbor was going through a very challenging time in his life. She briefly told me what was going on and mentioned that this neighbor might really appreciate a pie.

This morning I began preparing bacon to make a Quiche Lorraine and decided to call her to see if her neighbor ate bacon. She told me that she would find out and get back to me. A few minutes later the phone rang and Jeanne shared how she had called her neighbor and said, “I need to ask if you like bacon – you’ll understand why later.” She related that his response was a resounding “Yes!”

A few hours later I showed up at the neighbor’s house and delivered a still warm Quiche to him and his wife. He invited me in, introduced me to his wife, and then he showed her the quiche that I’d brought. He smiled and said “I know what we are having for dinner tonight!”.

It was such a short visit but I got the feeling that this man really appreciated the gift of a pie and I believe he also knows that he has the support of friends and neighbors at this difficult time.

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One Response to “Day 241: A Helping Hand”

  1. Jeanne December 4, 2011 at 9:16 PM #

    Karen,
    In this case – and probably in the case of many of the pies you have given these past 241 days – the circle of your gift extends beyond you and the recipient. I feel so blessed to have just mentioned my neighbor to you, and then to see your gift unfold like this! Thanks for bringing me in to the circle of gratitude and well-being that you have created.
    xxxoo,
    Jeanne

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