Hospitality Doesn't Have to Be Complicated

I don't know about you but when I'm under the weather I like a nice cup of hot chicken noodle soup. Of course a pot of homemade soup is best but just in case I always keep cans of Campbell Chicken Noodle soup in my pantry. When I was little my mom would give us this very soup, ginger ale and saltine crackers. It seemed to cure just about anything.

So when my neighbor called to let me know she wouldn't be able to go shopping with me today because she was sick I knew what I had to do.

A couple cans of soup and ginger ale and a sleeve of saltines dropped off at her door...

Simple and easy. I have to admit I didn't even fancy it up in a basket. Just a plain paper bag:-)

I would rather have taken her a nice pot of good homemade soup with some fresh rolls all packaged up in a basket. But I think it's better to just do something than to not do it because I don't have time to make it perfect. Perfection can kill hospitality!

 And she was happy with my offering.

 Isn't it the thought that counts?

What do you keep on hand for when sickness comes your way?


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  1. Great idea! All the more reason to keep those items handy in the pantry. My sweet neighbor once left kaopectate and sprite on my porch. She was a life saver.

  2. It's a blessing to have good neighbors and a well stocked pantry!

  3. That is so sweet! You're right - it's better to do something than to wait and try to do it perfectly. I'm sure she was so touched!

  4. What a beautiful, wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing this!!

  5. Simplicity can be the best gift ever. My go-to thing is Tea. Many brands have symptomatic specific teas. I love to have throat and breathing easier teas on hand as well as Echinacea to add to it. Appreciate the good idea and reminder.

  6. Love this idea! thanks for the reminder


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