The Kindness of “Strangers”

One can meet people anywhere.  Taking a classes, doing the groceries, through other friends.  Sometimes we don’t even meet them in person, yet we click and a friendship forms ~ sometimes even more so because of the lack of face-to-face.  This is why I put the word “Strangers” in quotes.

I can say with certainty that I am so well surrounded by these “Strangers” that I feel totally blessed.    Some I have been exchanging with for over a year, some less; some have been through Facebook, some through the blogging world and some on Google+.  Who would think that taking an on-line photography course would bring in a new batch of friends?  I could not, nor would not, want to change these wonderful meetings.

I know I’ve mentioned this before but, too bad, I’m doing so again!  These new friends are very special to me.  Have helped me during this most difficult time. Have surprised me with their kindness.

Today the mailman came by and placed a box beside my door. What a wonderful surprise!  A box!  Now who doesn’t enjoy receiving a package with their name on it?  Come on…no one!  It is the coolest thing.  The anticipation of opening up the package to see what is inside ~ the best!

This box had a rattle inside, like there were pieces of Legos or other small items.  I knew without looking at the return label just who they were from…

Jerri DeCarolis, a most wonderful woman who took a photography course with me was making Pfeffernuse (Pepper Nuts) and had posted a picture of them in our Google classroom.  I asked her what they were (as they were lined up on a Silpat) and she told me and then I jokingly (ok, half-jokingly) wrote “want”.  And she asked me for my address!  She explained that they were an old Belgian family recipe that are only made at Christmas by herself and her aunt because they were so time-consuming.



Jerri!  I just love you to bits for this!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

And yes, when I do get myself out to Colorado, I am so contacting you (as you will me, should you finally make it to the Montreal area!!)