We had a wonderful time, today, on the second “date” that I planned. I found the idea online on a “free and inexpensive” date website and I knew it sounded like something we would both enjoy. A few weeks ago we marked today as “Brownie Date.” This afternoon, John and I worked together to make two batches of brownies and a batch of cookies. John read all the instructions and we collaborated on the measuring, mixing, and baking. After everything cooled, we made up some plates of the treats.
When our son, Ben, found out what we were doing, he asked if he could join us. We decided to turn our “date” into a “special time” with Ben. We brainstormed which friends we would take the plates of treats to, and we were off. Because the baking and cooling took a little longer than we had expected, we limited our deliveries to friends who live nearby. We thought that we would have fun dropping off the plates and hoped that we would find our friends at home.
Everyone that we visited was so pleased to receive their treats. They thanked us and seemed so happy. The treats were such a small gift, but they were so appreciated. We only spent about five minutes at each house, but I felt like we did a really great thing.
All three of us felt so lighthearted during the deliveries. We were talking and laughing during the drive between houses. The spirit and energy in our car was amazing. We agreed that this was even more fun than we had expected. After we dropped off the last plate, we ended our special time by going out to dinner. The restaurant was crowded and it took a long time to get our meals, but during that time we continued our amazing conversation and laughed a lot.
I feel so blessed tonight. I am glad that Ben wanted to go with and I am so thankful that we included him in our deliveries. I am glad that our friends were all home. We got to see them and hug them and tell them that we love them. We were blessed to see the happiness in their eyes as they received their unexpected treats. It was completely win-win-win. It took so little effort to make the brownies and cookies and making them was great fun for us. It felt so great to make our friends happy. The energy of giving away those little plates of treats carried us through the dinner, like we were riding a wave of joy. I believe that we received so much more than we gave.