The Basket Lady
by Mitzi Sequoia
Dear ladies, “Happy Mother’s Day.”
Questions abound in the Good Humor Town; and one of them asks, which came first, the chicken or the egg? Well, my answer for now is e-g-g-s.
Shirley Dunn, a Moving Freely participant, informed me after a recent class that she had some farm fresh eggs and wanted to know if I could use them in some baskets. I didn’t need to scramble around for an answer.
“Of course, Shirley, and thank you for your eggs-cellent donation. I’ll make quick work out of giving the eggs to folks in the community,” I said.
Shirley explained that she had a BIG boxful of eggs, and she wasn’t whistling Dixie, either.
Gail Thompson and I lugged an over-sized heavy box from the cars’ trunk, across the lawn, up the steps and by a smidgen made it to the front porch before we collapsed from cracking up, not the eggs, though.
I walked up and down the street handing out dozens of cartons of farm fresh eggs to the neighbors and then I called Margaret McNeal and asked her to drop by for a share of eggs to give to the folks who visited the Free Shop.
True to my word, I broke an egg-ceptional record for distributing all of the eggs on the same day that Shirley Dunn gave them to me. No yoking!
Moving right along with a few words about generosity…at times in our human experience, the idea of giving may seem counterintuitive.
However, becoming faithful to the idea of generosity in all aspects of your life will cause your highest vision to manifest. You will begin to live the quality and emotional satisfaction of generosity. When that takes hold in your subconscious, watch out!
The outward appearance of “future scarcity” dissipates.
I’ve always practiced generosity and encouraged people in my life to be generous. I know people who are generous look more at the possibilities of a situation than at its potential deficiencies.
The practice of generosity creates a sense of optimism, joy, and gratitude in the giver. When you give generously, you open your heart; it connects you to something larger than yourself.
Thank you for a job well-done and for a kindness shown to the following angels in training:
Dr. Lisa McAllister, SRHCC; Linda Jamison, Jamie, Teena and office staff at SRHCC; Jane Bubar; Linda French; Donna Trundy; Jane Mac Farlane; Gail and Mark Thompson; Shirley Dunn; Moving freely participants; Carol Emery, RVHCC; Sandy Witas; Lorraine Nadeau; Amber and Chris Durant; Lem Cissel; Bethel Animal Hospital and Dr. Gorrell
Kindness not only counts but it adds up!
Atoms, Stars, and Human Beings... Recognize YOUR importance.
We miss you every day, Dot Sanchas!
Until then, smile and live in the present.