I’m not here to impart my religious beliefs on you. This is about food and the occasional travel excursion.
But I have to tell you quickly, how very blessed I am. God throws me little rays of sunshine all the time. And I’m so undeserving.
This just happened today. My dear friend A, whom is also my personal banker, calls me and invites me out for lunch. We went to PF Chang’s. And he paid. He always does. A blessing in it of itself.
Yesterday, a client of his brought him an entire carrot cake from a very popular bakery here in Atlanta. So on the way back from lunch I stopped in his office to get a slither. But I made a quick pit stop.
When I finally get to the bank, he’s with a customer. I helped myself to the break room and indulged in my piece of cake. But I did need to handle something with my accounts so I sat in the waiting area while he helped the customer.
Within minutes of waiting, I hear the customer tell A he’s a truck driver and points to it outside. He proceeds to tell A that he transports cheese. ALL KINDS OF CHEESE. So I turn my head faster than a mosquito bite in Havana, and I ask “oh really.” “Yes ma’am, and not that sliced stuff either. The good stuff.” I’m like “great, I love brie, gouda and chevre”. “Yeah I have all that”.
I go back to my blackberry and he finishes his business with A. It’s a monsoon out there. We even experienced a quick power surge. About 5 minutes later the customer leaves and comes right back inside with 3 large boxes and says to me, “Enjoy and make sure to share with him”.
WHAT!? Did this stranger just give me some cheese?
(I gave some to the tellers so now there only 2 boxes!)
I opened the boxes and I am now owner of Ile de France brie, camembert and Forge Valley pepper jack. Just because I was waiting for A.
This may not seem like a big deal to any of you. But the beautiful thing is that just yesterday I was in Whole Foods tasting all their cheeses and decided at that very moment I want to become a cheese connoisseur.
This was confirmation.
God is good. I’m super blessed. Everyday. And because I am, I have to bless others. I want to.
One of you faithful readers of FE will get two pepper jack bars and one of each of brie and camembert! I will randomly pick a name in 10 DAYS, AUGUST 9TH, so get to it! All you have to do is LEAVE A COMMENT and in it tell me what I should pair my cheeses with (drink and otherwise). You have to make the suggestion though or it won’t count. Share the giveaway with a *NEW* reader of yours. And pass along a blessing when you receive one.
Pay it forward, regardless of your religious beliefs. Life is about the little things. Good cheese, too.
Eat well, love unapologetically, pray with true intention, and take care of yourself.