Last night we ate a magnificent dinner at Anna’s by the Sea in Gold Beach,Oregon. Our dear friends Scott and Gina had told us about this place and we made reservations and headed out as soon as we could to be there in time for dinner.
We thoroughly enjoyed a meal and met the musician who had sung during the time we were dining. How could we have known that he was the brother- in-law to our friend and neighbor Ellie?
We chatted a while and I told him about my pie project and he asked if he could suggest a pie recipient. I said,”of course ” and he told me about a lady who cared for people but was experiencing difficulties herself. And so this afternoon I delivered a quiche to a sweet lady that I might never had met but for this pie journey.
And on this Christmas day I want to leave you with a quote from an amazing man, Dr. Seuss.
In his story “The Grinch who stole Christmas” near the end we have just seen the Grinch steal all the food and presents from the residents of Whoville. Yet when they awaken on Christmas morning they are still filled with joy. And the Grinch realizes,”Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. …maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more. And what happened then? Well in Whoville they say that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day.” If it’s possible, I think this happened to me today. I feel so blessed to be able to give the simple gift of a pie. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.