I had so much fun visiting my friends in the Vosges this past weekend. I brought my roomates along, so they got to experience the generousity and kindness of my hosts as well. What a change from the flat, gray Verdun: the Vosges is tall, majestic, and green. We spent the weekend taking longs hikes in the woods, breathing the fresh mountain air, and reveling in our own fabuleux destin.
The other thing we did was eat. Every meal was delicious – on Saturday we had a choucroute (cabbage, potatoes, carrots, ham, and sausage) and Alsatian wine. I contributed my special banana bread – and it went over pretty well! Sunday lunch – typically a lengthy, relaxing affair – was perfect. As the rain drizzled over the gardens outside, we were cozy inside, huddled around the table. A yummy red wine paired with pasta bolognaise, sprinkled with veggies from the garden filled our bellies. Afterwards, salad with homade dressing, baguette with tomme de savoie cheese, coffee, and a little chocolate truffle. Before we knew it, we were already late and rushed to get our things in order and head to the train station.
When people are so generous – it just makes me feel so happy! Solange and Guy share so much wisdom, fun, and friendship with me. I don’t know if I can ever repay them, but I’ve made it my mission to keep the good karma going and return the favor to someone else.
What are some of your small acts of kindness? I’m sure many of you don’t realize their importance! Spread the love this weekend!