There’s a lot to be said for sharing. Probably the first thing is that we should do it. We should do it all the time in ways both big and small.
Sharing says that we believe there is enough. And when you look at life, there is so often so much more than enough. There is Abundance.
Learning to share with open hands and hearts… and, oh, right, minds, means making Peace. And that is the whole goal in life. To make Peace. To spread Peace. To share it…
People think a thank you is a simple thing.
In one sense that’s true. Just a simple thank you. It’s what we need to hear from time to time. It’s what needs to fall easily from our lips and our hearts. Let’s thank people for their generosity — fact is, it makes people more generous when we do!
But true Gratitude extends beyond that, I think. It looks at the Bounty and helps you to understand that it include sharing. Here’s all this wonder… now how do I give back? Who needs what I have?
When we’re delighted with the Abundance, the best way to say thanks is to give it away — abundantly. In a way that inspires others to do the same. What a lovely thought, creating cascades of Bounty!
Cascades of Bounty, people sharing with others, can lead to cascades of Peace. Fill up. Pass it on. Peace.
It’s that time of year! Well, of course it is; it’s the Full Ripe Garden Moon. Gardens are bursting!
Strangers are accosting strangers with handfuls of fabulous tomatoes. Friends are gifting friends. It’s all pretty wonderful. (Well, at least for me, since I don’t have a garden! No fuss about what to do with the extra tomatoes, no weeding in the heat, and fabulous summer goodness to layer on salads or pile on a sandwich!)
Friends are sending pics of their elaborate canning set ups. Trying to keep up!
I think there’s a message in here for us, and that’s to take advantage of the abundance. Eat too many tomatoes, melons, peaches. Sit on the porch with a fan. Enjoy yourselves.
Tomatoes may be bursting out all over, but they aren’t ripe on the vine forever. Enjoy the Peace.
We spend much of our time aware of how little we have…but really, there is so much. There are places and people, peoples really, who don’t have enough, but this weather should be a strong reminder to share.
This hot, humid weather that makes us grown makes the vegetables grow!
I’m overwhelmed by the deliciousness!
It’s moving toward the start of school and families get together to celebrate.
This family got together to make pizzas…
Instead of complaining about the heat, let’s look at this time of richness and remember: we can do something to make a difference; we have the resources. We can share the abundance; we can distribute the plenty.
Peace comes from sharing what we have.
It’s easy to get excited about summer foods. They just keep popping up in the garden begging to be taken in and eaten. Even I can occasionally be bestirred to make something! How am i going to use those fresh out of the garden potatoes my friend gave me? Something wonderful must happen, soon!
Imagine if we were to sit with strangers and eat a fresh tomato… or share a delicious peach. Wouldn’t that put us in harmony with each other?
There are so many ways to make Peace… We could take advantage of the little ones so we can build to the bigger ones. Do things now that kept us wanting to please each other. When you make someone happy with a fresh yummy goodness, their response makes you want to do it again.
That’s the joy of Peace. You do something sweet and people respond with surprise and enjoyment. So you do it again. Make a little Peace. Make a little more. It adds up… and it makes us all give thanks for Summer and the bounty of the garden. Take a look, the abundance is overwhelming. Grow it, buy it, share it; it’s grand.
Eat something from the garden for Peace. Share it with a friend or a stranger! The sweetness on your tongue can become sweetness in the world — if you determine to make it so! Summer Tastes! Summer Sharing! Summer Peace!