During my “pie a day giveaway” year, I didn’t always know where each pie would wind up at the end of the day. Of course, sometimes I did begin the day with a particular person in mind. Most often, that was because a friend or relative was having a birthday.
However, what happened much of the time was that I began the process of making a pie without anyone in mind. Then, somehow, a name or face would pop in my head, and I just “knew” where that pie would be going.
Now there were days that my intuition was off. Occasionally I would find that the intended “pie” person was not home when I arrived at their door (or business) and then I would have to go to Plan B. And surprisingly, the second person that I selected was in fact the person I needed to give the pie to after all… but I just hadn’t known it.
Well, yesterday I wanted to make a pie and immediately my friend Pam’s name came to mind. Then the idea of an Apple Blueberry pie followed and I was off on a mission. In about thirty minutes I had a crust prepared, sliced apples and blueberries tossed with sugar and flour and slipped into that crust, and a crumb crust pressed on top. Before long a delicious aroma was wafting through the house.
After the pie was baked I placed it in a basket and drove to Pam’s workplace. One of Pam’s coworker’s was not sure that she was not in, but another knew just where to find her and brought her to me. The smile on Pam’s face when she saw me with the pie was priceless, but what was even more amazing were the words that she said to me, “You have an uncanny ability to know when someone needs a random act of kindness.”
Pam, I wish I could say that that was true, but that would be a lie. Instead, what I can say is how wonderful it feels (and how very grateful I am) for the times when I have picked up on a message from the universe and it turns out this well.