August days are a favorite …
The early foggy (comparative) coolness that morphs into classic heat and summer fun … I remember the August of my 16th birthday when a special friend left me a huge box full of balloons and treats in the driveway the early morning of my birthday. The fog burned off slowly that morning, and the “grand reveal” was so much fun! That was a long time ago and I remember it with great fondness and appreciation for the simple, creative way he remembered my special day and our friendship.
There are so many simple, loving ways we can say we care, and that we are thinking of each other. It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture (although sparkle is good ?.)
If the spoken or unspoken message is “I’m thinking about you, I care that you’re OK, or I want you to know I’m here for you”, it’s a really good thing.
In these days of angst, our normalcy challenged by the Covid standoff, it’s easy to lose sight of the simple gestures. We can’t even see the smile anymore ?. Sometimes it’s a trick figuring out what the eyes are saying to us.
Great examples of Lyme taking care of the community are the recent Select Board resolution to wear face masks in Lyme, the beautiful flowers shared by the Allen Family, the delicious baked goods contributed to the Pantry by talented bakers, as well as the hand sanitizers donated by Kingland Farm, the tremendous response when the Parish Nurses asked for medical equipment donations, the hundreds of handmade masks donated to everyone in town as needed, our many meals programs where food is available to anyone needing a break from cooking during stressful times, and safe, cool spaces available during the hottest days.
These are but a few of the creative, genuine ways that this community cares for one another. And so, a heartfelt thank you to everyone showing the love and to all who claim Lyme as their place.
We are so happy and fortunate to have you as our friend.