June 22 2009 Senior Issues Newsletter
THE JOY BOX
One unusually windy summer afternoon, I had the sliding glass doors and windows thrown wide open to allow the breeze to come into the house through the screens. It was such a beautiful, sunny day and the outdoor air flowing through the house was so refreshing and had me in the mood to make some homemade soup and bread for lunch. I gathered the children for lunchtime and propped up our three year old in his seat where he could look outdoors while he was eating his meal. I had forgotten to take the bay leaf out of the soup before serving it, and the bay leaf found its way in our little man's soup bowl. Picking the bay leaf out of his bowl, he got a funny expression on his face, looked outside to the trees gently swaying in the breeze and promptly told me that I needed to shut the doors. I asked him, "Why? It's such a beautiful day!" He answered, "Because the wind just blew a leaf from our trees right into my soup!" Now some fifteen years later, I always smile whenever I use bay leaves in a soup.
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