fields of kindness…

May 11, 2011

berries from Gallmeyer Farms

it’s the field…

it’s the wind…

it’s the beauty of growing…

it’s someone’s hands in the dirt…

it’s labor…

it’s bold red peeking out from a green leaf…

it’s the harvest…

it’s the Marlboro man, watching over his dog and field…

it’s long and late afternoons dancing with the sun…

it’s feeling as if the earth is conspiring to love me with her bounty…

it’s sweet, nature’s candy…

it’s memories of swollen bellies, and carrying babies on my back…

it’s my soul revived…

it’s spring returned and promises of summer…

I can’t tell you how all of me gets rearranged and made right when I go for the first day of picking berries. Because I know, it is just the beginning of a long, wonderful season. I sing the in field, I watch my children play, I feel close to the earth and my truest self, I can barely wait to give them away, I feel so connected to everything…it is the ultimate kindness to me and one I have no trouble receiving.

*sigh* I can’t even TRY to not be cheesy about it all…I am totally smitten. Here are the little giveaway boxes from the first pick. You can find the origami tutorial here. I use heavy cardstock like you use for scrapbooking- works fantastic!

If you are in Richmond…and you need a little something extra this week. Write me at patience@kindnessgirl.com (include an address) and I will Ding Dong Ditch you a small box of strawberries from the fields of kindness…for reals!

May your ultimate kindness, whatever it is for you, find you today!

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9 Responses to “fields of kindness…”

  1. Kelly Says:

    How sweet! (In more ways than one!! Haha!)
    Where do you go to pick berries? Chesterfield Berry Farm?

    • kindnessgirl Says:

      Actually we go to The Berry Patch- it’s so, so great!! here is the address if you guys want to go- 3622 Darbytown Court, Richmond, VA 23231

    • steve Says:

      People who share kind words, such as yours, remind us that all of the toil and labor was worth it. Nice seeing you smile… Thanks. 😉

      “Marlboro Man”

      • kindnessgirl Says:

        So worth it my friend, i am very grateful. thanks for writing, it’s kind of exciting to have the Marlboro man comment. 🙂

  2. Melinda Says:

    I absolutely love the idea of ding dong ditch! I am going to have to start that in our neighborhood!


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