Thursday, August 12, 2010

generosity

This morning on my walk I passed by a bin of peaches with a sign saying "Free, take some." I know these neighbors are not wealthy, and they have but a small garden with a few fruit trees. Yet they are kind enough to share with others. There was also a bin of squash, abundant at this time of year for sure.

It warmed my heart to see this. Being generous myself or receiving another's generosity: both make me feel good and right with the world. To give is to receive and to receive is to give.

16 comments:

human being said...

and this warmed my heart too...
what a beautiful gesture!

suki, thanks for sharing it with us... spreading the kindness...

...louciao... said...

How lovely. As in hb's comment above, I see the kindness spreading out even further in your relating of this gentle act of generosity.

Annie said...

You should know suki, as you are a giver! Your neighbors are wise and so nice to share.
xoxo

Robin said...

So true.... generosity is such a loving gift.... and it always feel so wonderful to give it....as well as receive it.

Those peaches look divine!

Love to you and Bibs,

♥ Robin ♥

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

How kind of them. I would rather give away then waste such good food. We share our abundance when we get to much of our veggies we grow. What you give comes back ten fold you know.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Generous giving...wouldn't take much to make an incredible dessert and with a few more ingredients you have main course and dessert! It's amazing what one can do hunting in the cupboard or fridge.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a yummy blessing.

Lynn said...

I like this too...and YOU are a very very very generous person Suki. I LOVE the purple sandals you gave me!!!! Thanks again!!!
;-)

Katiejane said...

How nice, and they look delicious. Each summer my neighbor plants a small vegetable garden in his yard and then sends his kids all around the cul de sac giving away the produce. Some people are so kind.

glitz said...

Yummm...a gift of fresh peaches in the sunshine...how divine!
Thanks for spreading the love!

Kim said...

What a beautiful thing to do! I am glad you walked past here, Suki. You are such a generous person with so much love to share. It is good to hear you are on the receiving end this time!

These peaches look marvelous!

Have a Beautiful Weekend!

chewy said...

Perhaps you might think to leave a little piece of artwork in return? A collaged notecard or art card.

willow said...

Beautiful and so life affirming. My kids had a third grade teacher who kept a big sign at the front of the classroom above the chalkboard that said "invest in kindness".

soulbrush said...

makes me feel good too, min you the cynical side of me says 'humph it is the poor who give things away, never the wealthy, but that's ms cynic speaking. and just LOVE the new header too.

Kikipotamus said...

How wonderful. Someone at work brought tomatoes to share from her garden. I took one.

studio lolo said...

Oh how wonderful! I agree with your words...and I know you live by them.♥