Gifts

An acquaintance reached out to me with the following words: “How can it be that I receive so much from you, and have nothing to give in return?”  The question shocked and intrigued me. What does this mean, nothing to give? From her, I receive attentive listening and frequent thanks…

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Giving thanks

November came and went and I had eight people at the house to celebrate the American tradition of Thanksgiving. An expat friend and I had spent two days in the kitchen, the wine and conversation flowed freely, and it was a joyful, shining evening. Before we dug into the abundance…

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