Flowers have been blooming for a few months now. Have you filled your vases and tabletops?
Garden produce is beginning to ripen. Strawberries, red and flavorful, have already delighted us. Asparagus, straight (usually), green, and topped with delicate heads, is delicious. They crunch raw or burst with flavor when cooked and dressed. Fresh, delicate garden greens come to life in salads and side dishes. Peas, the little green balls hiding inside a casing, pop out rich with heart-friendly minerals and antioxidants. They can be a child’s delight in shelling and anyone’s delight in eating.
The Sowing and the Reaping
The summer will continue to delight us with flavorful harvests. As we enjoy every delicious aspect, consider the seeds and who planted and cared for them. Golda Meir once said, “It’s not what you gathered, but what you scattered that tells what kind of life you have lived.”
The gardener and farmer provide us with products to gather, things that delight our tongues and our souls. They give us healthy and beautiful harvests. How do we live lives that provide the world with a harvest of things that delight and provide health and beauty? What are we scattering as we gather? Shall we weed out discord to keep our world healthy? Let’s nourish ideas and people.
According to Merriam-Webster, “scatter” implies a force that drives parts or units irregularly in many directions. So, let’s scatter out and scatter a few seeds of kindness in our communities and world. Let’s feed a few souls.