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*this* John W. Hays’ take on things and experiences

Good Thing

with 4 comments

Activity in our kitchen is back to normal, now that Cyndie is home. When I walked in the door from a day at work yesterday, my nose was greeted by a simmering ham roast in the slow cooker, two side dishes baking in the oven, and a fresh loaf of home-baked cranberry/orange/walnut bread and  plum crumble dessert cooling on the counter.

George was coming over for dinner. I went to start a fire in the fireplace, but noticed we needed to bring in more firewood. That meant I would need to shovel a path to the firewood rack on the deck.

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The food Cyndie prepared was fit for serving a royal feast. To heck with counting sugar grams or total calories. I ate it all, and then some.

We enjoyed dessert in front of the fire, where we lingered long while pondering the fragility of mental health in a wandering trail of tales, eventually feeling as if we had gone full-circle and discovered connections in otherwise seemingly dissimilar situations.

There is always hope possible in times that seem hopeless. If it is not easily available for the grasping, it can be cultivated, when the essential willingness is on hand.

It remains to be seen whether the hopes and remote support seeds we planted will produce desired results in the long run. In the mean time, the fine food and fellowship we shared and enjoyed was a heck of a good thing for the three of us.

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Written by johnwhays

February 5, 2016 at 7:00 am

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  1. I would love to be there! Miss you so much my friends! I think of you every single day!

    C´Ubuntu

    February 5, 2016 at 8:40 am

    • I feel the same way. We have all this snow right now, and it reminds me of the winter you all stayed with us. I remember Jose and Marco sledding in the back yard, and when we took all 4 horses for a winter walk. Yesterday, while shoveling the deck, I remembered Marco Vini putting up the lights on the railing for Cyndie last summer. Thank you for being in our lives everyday, even though we are separated by so many kilometers.

      johnwhays

      February 5, 2016 at 8:49 am

  2. You two are so very wonderful.

    George

    February 5, 2016 at 8:30 am

    • It is our honor and privilege to count you among the revered souls who bless our life experiences in particularly profound ways, George. Thank you, my friend!

      johnwhays

      February 5, 2016 at 8:39 am


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