Years ago, my dear friend, Kim gave me this little tiny cup and saucer.
I've treasured it always and every time I look at it, I think of her.
On the saucer is the recipe...
Exactly as it's written, for those that can't see what it says:
Recipe for Friendship
"Take two heaping cups of patience
One heartful of love
Two handsful of generosity
A dash of laughter
One headful of understanding
Sprinkle generously with kindness
Add plenty of faith and mix well.
Spread over a period of a lifetime
And serve everybody you meet."
I take those words to heart.
So, there it sits on a shelf, next to other precious things that I love.....
in a cupboard in my dining room.
When I walked past it again today, not only did I think of her, but all of you as well.
Old friends and new,
Thank you so much for welcoming me back.
From Kim not only being my first commenter and then adding a blogroll and including me in it, to Genevieve writing about me, to Brenda who also wrote about me and my blog, and then to all of you that found me again or found me for the first time...
I'm overwhelmed with the kindness that you've shown me.
When I started this again, I had no idea what to expect and had no idea if I was even going to stick around and if I was, whether or not I'd just be talking to myself.
I guess the answers are, yes I will stick around and thank goodness I'm not just talking to myself.
Although, I tend to do that anyway ;)
I promise I'll visit all of you as soon as I possibly can.
It may take awhile, but I'll get there eventually.
You can count on it.
I'm working on what is quite possibly the smallest mudroom ever.
It might take awhile, because it's a heavy traffic area and there's rain on the horizon for the next few days, but as soon as I'm finished, I'll share the after.
There will be a few posts before that happens though, so don't hold your breath.