I mentioned yesterday having fresh basil from a church family’s home garden. A mom I know from the youth group was incredibly generous to me, and gave me an ASSORTMENT of fresh vegetables recently! Fresh basil, dill, chard, a green pepper, and two cucumbers! She suggested that I make salmon with cucumber and dill sauce, so I picked up some salmon on the way home and made it happen that very night!
I got a little carried away with the amount of sauce, and we ended up scraping some off. The recipe I used said to serve the salmon in a “puddle of sauce,” but maybe I interpreted that too extremely! In any case, the meal was very fresh-tasting and lovely. We ate on our teeny tiny balcony as the sun went down! As Sandra McCracken once said, “Contentment is like muscle strength. Gratitude is the exercise.” (I think she tweeted that a long time ago actually, but I’ll never forget it!) So the blessings count that night went like this: we were thankful for love, fresh garden produce, salmon, health, the sunset, and having more than we need — in so many ways.