Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Don't Squash Generosity

My friend Fritze gave me a beautiful Australian butter squash from her community garden.

"We harvested 105 winter squashes," she said.

This squash is a foot in diameter with a beautiful peach-colored skin. I can't take my eyes off it. In fact, i'm storing it on the back of the toilet in my bathroom that is painted Pumpkin Bisque.

This gift is an act of generosity, of sharing the fruits of our labors with others. Generosity is the first of 10 paramount qualities. Supreme qualities of the heart and mind that we try to cultivate.

Don't squash your own tendency to give, to offer the fruits of your life to your friends.

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