This week we celebrated winter solstice with a candle-lit feast, then spent two marvelous nights in one of the cabins out at the Shrine of St. Therese. It was quiet, peaceful, and internet-free. We chatted, enjoyed the view, cuddled, played games, and read books made of paper! How very old-fashioned of us. ;-) All of this celebrating and relaxing has led to a tiny nugget of a story this week. Short as it is, I hope you enjoy it.
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Brigid was famous for her Christmas cookies. Each December, she spent all of her spare time baking and delivering delicious treats, and each year more people clamored for her recipe.
Only her black cat knew that the secret ingredients included:
1/2 cup innocence of a newborn fawn
2 cups patience of a Great Blue Heron
1 3/4 cup generosity of a Golden Retriever dam who nurses two orphaned kittens along with her pups
2/3 cup kindness of evening dew after a hot summer day
3 rounded tsps sly moxy of a red fox
1 pinch dragon's confidence
and last but hardly least,
12 megatons of the wisdom of ancient redwoods
Cookie by cookie, Brigid was determined to create world peace.