“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.” ~Henry Beecher

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Giving is Receiving

Some of my greatest pleasures in life are some of the simplest. Quiet early mornings, a steaming cup of coffee, a good book, a walk in the woods, a few flowers in a vase to brighten the room and good food. Today, I took a trip to the farmer’s market where I picked up a few fresh daisies, organic salad greens, locally made granola and some organic milk products (milk, half and half and yogurt) from Trinity Farms who are out of Enfield, CT. A few weeks ago, I talked with Dale Smyth, one of the owners:

I love that the farm is small and family-owned, they pasture-breed cows that produce a sweeter tasting, organic milk and they still use glass bottles. I also asked Dale about her thoughts on Independence Day and she explained how grateful her and her family are to be living in this country, that they always give back and are always learning. Today when I spoke to her about life her response was, “we’re moving forward!” They are passionate about what they do and don’t let life stand in the way.

To me, the attention and care they put into raising their cows is a form of giving back. Their cows in turn, produce a high quality milk that they then can offer to their customers. And their stand is always busy at the market so it’s wonderful to see the community supporting them. It makes me think that the giving and receiving is indistinguishable.

1 comment:

  1. I remember the saying, The hand the gives as the hand that gathers. I got 2 know this saying because of one of Ur blogs, that line is full of truth, THANK U Linda!!! Keep on sharing!!!