This week, I am writing a few posts in advance, because my oldest son and I are at the State of Georgia Regents Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in Augusta, Georgia for a few days. It’s almost 3 hours from home and I have been so remiss in posting lately, that I didn’t want to drop the blog ball yet again!
So this week, I am feeling really grateful and want to give some credit where it is due and to acknowledge that while I enjoy gardening, canning, cooking, sewing, crafting, and quilting, I don’t do any of them in a vacuum. I am surrounded by family and friends who offer moral support, free materials they no longer need, and lots of love!
A sweet lady that I have gone to church with, offered me some canning jars that she no longer needed. I went and picked them up and they were all nice and clean and in great condition! It wasn’t a huge amount, but I am grateful that she thought of me enough to know that I would put her jars to good use. Right now, about 9 quarts of green beans have been canned in these gifted jars and they couldn’t have come at a better time. I am sure it won’t be long before I have filled them all and put them on my canning shelf (which is a good story for another day).
I love receiving gifts like these. They don’t cost the giver much of anything monetary, but receiving an act of good will and kindness always brightens my day! I remember her kindness as I work with filling the jars and I am sure that each season as I ready my jars for filling, I will remember this kindness, as well as the kindness of others.
Do you get excited about receiving “new to you” canning jars?
Till next time,