Day 335: A Simple Gift

6 Mar

Bacon, Cheddar, and Onion Quiche

Sometimes in life we are privileged to be given the opportunity to help someone.  Several times over the past year, I have had the chance to bring a moment of happiness to someone; and often, it was someone I did not know.

Today I had another chance to do that… and I am humbled by the fact that a simple gift of pie can make a difference… and thankful that I was able do something to help.

I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do for any fellow being, let me do it now … as I shall not pass this way again.

2 Responses to “Day 335: A Simple Gift”

  1. Kathleen Mateas March 7, 2012 at 10:34 PM #

    Yesterday afternoon I was sitting in my friend’s classroom feeling very teary. We were chatting about the recent loss of my hilarious, lovable, and brilliant husband. To know him was to love him! For example, he was perhaps the only vegetarian whose favorite food was bacon.

    As I was drying my eyes, a smiling stranger walked through the classroom door. She handed me a pie tin filled with buttery, cheesy, flaky-crusted (and yes, bacon filled) love.

    The experience of losing my husband way too soon has left me truly knowing the meaning of awesome. I am constantly in awe of how wonderfully amazing my family and friends are, and now I am in awe of how wonderfully amazing the care from a stranger can be.

    Brian’s favorite author was Kurt Vonnegut, and his favorite Vonnegut quote was, “We should be unusually kind to one another.” Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your unusual kindness.

    Much love, and many thanks from the family members who were able to share this delicious treat with me,

    • pieadaygiveaway March 8, 2012 at 9:29 PM #

      Dear Kathleen,
      It was my great honor to bring you a quiche. I am humbled by your strength and poise, I am in awe of your dedication to your students, and I am thankful to have met you. Please don’t worry about paying it forward; you do that in the classroom each and every day.

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