My lovely neighbor is in her nineties and doesn’t drive. Sometimes I’ll drop by her house with a bowl of soup or a dessert to let her know I’m thinking about her. One time, I made strawberry shortcake, topped it with whipping cream, and raced to her house so she could eat it before the cream melted.
She welcomes me in, but I always visit on her front porch.
Just before Christmas, my granddaughter and I stopped at her house to drop off a small gift. Because I was busy delivering items, my granddaughter took the gift to the door and sang a verse of Silent Night to my neighbor.
When my granddaughter returned to the car, she handed me the lap blanket package.
I couldn’t speak as my eyes filled with tears. The gift touched my heart. Hours of work went into the gorgeous piece. I will cherish it forever.
My friend, Ruth, is very creative too. She sews, knits, crochets, and is a master at crafting. She made an angel Christmas wreath from Swiffer Dusters and a lap blanket for a member of my family who resides in a nursing home. Not only did she do that, but she made several to be divided among the residents.
I may never knit, sew, or become a master at crafting, but I have friends with enormous talents.
These projects could be done by one or many. And when shared, the blessings grow.
My cat loves the lap blanket too.