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Bread and Joy

November 22nd, 2015 at 07:45 pm

Bread...not the cold green stuff, but the stuff you eat. This is the time of the year I bake it with some kindergarten classes and it's funny to hear the reactions from not only the little ones.

I was wheeling a cart with a mixing bowl, flour, and other things and staff members would comment, "If you have extra, I'd like a piece."

Amazing that homemade bread is such a commodity! The custodian after eating a slice told me if I opened a bakery when I retired, he would be a loyal customer. Through the years it has been interesting to hear people talk about the family members who baked bread and what glorious memories it hearkened. The class I worked with Friday gave me a thumbs up after they ate some warm, buttered slices. Hopefully tomorrow will also be successful.

I wrote the last check for my Roth today and I'm fully funded for 2015. Now I need to save up to start for 2016. Yay!

My pastor today was doing a children's moment and he asked the kids what they wanted to be when they grew up. One said he wanted to babysit puppies which was a cute answer and the congregation chuckled. He then commented about Jesus being a carpenter before starting His ministry. I know this next thought wasn't what he intended, but I was thinking how pleasing it is to make something with your hands and see the progress. I'm sure a carpenter has that sheer joy. I was crocheting Christmas star ornaments last night and thinking the same thing. I might be an educator, but sometimes it is fulfilling to make something and see a finished product. It's even better when it is a gift and the person receiving it appreciates it. Just a simple joy, but a joy nonetheless.

As we gear up for Thanksgiving here in the U.S., hope you have plenty for which to be thankful and plenty of joy in your life.

7 Responses to “Bread and Joy”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    One of my favorite things this time of year is going to all the church bazaars, rummage sales, holiday shows, etc and buying adorable mittens and hats that little old ladies handknit. I think they're very special.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    So very thankful for all in my life!

  3. Livingalmostlarge Says:

    I love christmas.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    My dad in his later years really got into breadmaking. At one point he had three bread machines- which he'd have going almost daily. He'd give bread to just about anyone he came into contact with - the bank teller, the grocery clerk he used a lot, the tenants of my grandma's houses ... etc. It made him feel good, and I think it made the people feel good as well.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    FrugalTexan, I bet people loved his bread and the idea he baked for them.

  6. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Home baked bread, yum!

  7. pjmama Says:

    Beautiful post

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