Day 33: For it is in giving that we receive

10 May

It’s only been 33 days since I began making pies and giving them away.  There have been times that I wondered, is this what I should be doing?  What difference can a pie make?

It has been amazing to find that such a small gesture can be so appreciated.  At times I am overcome with gratitude for being the one to give someone else thanks or recognition.  What a gift. It occurs to me that  perhaps we don’t express our thanks, or our love, often enough.

Three things happened this week that have inspired me to continue with this project.  First, my dear friend Debbie bought me a case of pie tins – 250 pie tins to be exact.  That is a lot of pie tins!  I am grateful to have her support and encouragement.  Thank you Debbie.

The second event is that my husband bought me an antique Hoosier cabinet or “kitchen queen”.  It is such a gorgeous piece of history – and I am thrilled to have his love and support as well.

The third event happened last evening.  My doorbell rang and it was my friend Claudia – and she had brought me a Rhubarb pie.  How about that?  I have been baking pies for over a month and had yet to make a pie for my family.  Thank you Claudia for giving the gift of a pie to me – it was delicious!

Lastly, tonight I brought a Triple Berry Pie to a young lady who is experiencing health challenges – and she was delighted.  Yet moments later when I left her house I felt as if I had been given the greater gift.

“For it is in giving that we receive.”  St. Francis of Assisi

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One Response to “Day 33: For it is in giving that we receive”

  1. Wendy May 10, 2011 at 3:41 PM #

    Today’s blog reminds me of a song I knew in my childhood, the chorus of which started “Love is something if you give it away” and somehow concluded “you end up having more.”

    Congratulations on your Kitchen Queen. I saw that beauty and was trying to think of who might have room or would make room for her. I’m glad your great and gracious husband saw her, too.

    You bring a lot of love to the world. Thanks, Karen

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