A warm fire on a snowy day
The smell of coffee first thing in the morning
A hot shower after a long day
Your favorite meal placed right in front of you
Crawling into bed at the end of the day
Receiving a package in the mail
I LOVE getting mail! There is nothing like it. It means somebody, days before, was thinking of ME. And not only did they think of me, they acted on that thought and decided to let me know they were thinking of me via mail. Not an email, or a facebook post, a text message, or even a phone call, all of which I love as well, but an actual take the time, buy the postage, drop it off at the post office piece of mail! Sigh. That’s love.
This past Thursday comfort slapped me right in the face in the form of a package delivered on my doorstep late in the afternoon. It had been a day I was hoping I wouldn’t remember (you know you’ve had them), and I was getting ready to head to a meeting. I opened the front door and there it was…the second thing to make me smile that day, the first being a phone call from my dad. The best part…the package was from a person I have never met. A friend of my parents in Texas, she had read my last blog entry about a lemon meringue pie, and thought I would enjoy not only her family recipe for Lemon Creme Pie, but ALSO 3 beautiful, fresh lemons from her brother’s lemon tree in Phoenix! What joy!
Of course I had to try it! I won’t post it here because it’s not mine to share, but trust me…it was heavenly. I whipped this pie up Easter morning to bring to my in-laws for Easter dessert, and was so happy with how it turned out. Plus, I always feel like part of a secret club when someone shares a family recipe with me. Nerdy? Yes. And I love it.
Have you really ever seen a lemon so beautiful? The leaves attached are the best! And the flavor was magnificent! Thank you Mary, for your kindness, thoughtfulness, generosity, and friendship! Know that your family recipe was loved and shared by my family this Easter!
Your turn! What things bring you comfort?