OCTOBER 4

OCTOBER 4

From Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspirations for Women

October 4

As we prepared to leave our family get-together, my cousin Doug called to us to wait.

“You forgot your sourdough bread, and here is your starter jar so you can make it.” He pushed through the window a glass jar containing a white, gooey blob.“Here’s the recipe to make it. Put it in the refrigerator when you get home, but don’t forget it. Like friendships, you have to tend it.”

“You know I’m too busy to bake.”

“Make time,” he shot back.“It’s important to spend time with your friends, to have fun.”

At his funeral, it was evident that he had done just that. People from all walks of life came to mourn his tragic death. He had been right. You can’t let a hectic life keep you from enjoying life—and your friends.

Several days later, the delicious scent of baking bread wafted through the house. I picked up the phone and called my neighbor. “I know that I’ve been neglecting my friends,” I confessed,“so how about coming over for some sourdough bread? We need to catch up.”

Debra Ayers Brown

You can’t let a hectic life keep you from
enjoying life—and your friends.

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