Babycake’s Chocolate Chip Cookies – gluten free and vegan! Try them… they’re so good!!!
I know that I’ve said this before, but how can another month have gone by? Do you feel as I do… that it took forever for Thanksgiving to arrive and then before you knew it, Christmas had come and gone and now you are facing a brand new year? It seems that if you listen you can almost hear the “whoosh” as time flies by!
Rolls made by our son, Coco
And because I believe that’s true, I think it’s so important to do all that you can to really be there for the people you love. Our time here is limited and yet most of us act as if we have all the time in the world. We only “get it” when disease or disaster strikes and then we realize how precious our time is.
Potato rolls I made for Thanksgiving
I’m reminded of the play, Our Town, where the young wife, Emily, after having died returns to earth for one day. She finds the experience of going home again very painful and asks the stage manager if anyone realizes how beautiful life is while they live it. He tells her, “No. The saints and poets, maybe – they do some.”
If I can wish you anything at all for the coming year, other than the usual greetings, it is that you take a moment or two to really look around at the simple beauty that surrounds you and soak it in. Hug your family and friends every chance you get. Don’t let them wonder for even one minute about your love.
Then, if you can, take a glance beyond your own life and offer a hand to someone in need, sit with a friend who is grieving, adopt your new best friend from the animal shelter. Or you could do what works for me: Make a pie and give it away. You won’t regret it.
Nobody on their deathbed has ever said “I wish I had spent more time at the office”.
— Rabbi Harold Kushner