Monday, February 16, 2009

fasting


I spent the day yesterday fasting. I can't really say I really felt hungry all day.I don't think I did a complete fast as I did have liquids to drink.
I told a few folk that I was fasting and they looked at me strangely-why would anyone do that? Are you having tests? are you a freak?
No I am doing it for religious reasons- it's not lent yet, why? why? why?



the other day I went to our community weekly open air market- they sell local crafts & food stuffs,vegetables/fruits, honey, nuts etc.
The picture shown here is on a wall on an artsy shop in town. I took several pics which I will post, very interesting. But this sun can't help you but smile!
While at the market, I went by a shop that had homemade sausage, so yummy smelling. So thought I would have one. I also thought I had a $20.00 bill in the handbag, I searched and searched-don't remember spending it. It was NOT there. I told the market owner I was sorry. They said you go ahead and take it. You can pay next time you come to the market! WOW in this day and age-when does that happen, but I am here to tell ya it did! I was so blessed! to see this charity to lil ole me. AND I will go back!

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
Calvin Trillin (1935 -

7 comments:

Carver said...

That was so nice of the people in the store. Stories like that always make me smile.

Patty said...

How nice, that made your day extra special. Yes, you don't find many people in this day and age that trusting.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Wow, what a nice thing. Shows that your honesty shines through to other people.

citizen of the world said...

I love stories like that.

Hope the fasting goes well for you.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Fasting is tough...Hope you didn't feel any ill effects. It is really nice to hear about your store people because you don't think people are like that anymore...

Molly Malone said...

glad you got some free sausage. i must admit, it sounds good!

are you fasting as a way to count your blessings?

Merci said...

Love the sausage story. It was a blessing for the person who was so generous as well as for you.