‘Sit Here, Next To Me’

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Tea for two. Susan Dromey Heeter and John O'Mahoney share a cuppa ...


What’s your gift, your talent, your strength? I muse joyfully on your ability to make a cup of tea, to create a warm space for a friend, to make someone laugh, to create a great loaf of cinnamon bread.  We’ve all got something to bring to the table, I muse joyfully you’ll share yours with abundance.

In a world of larger than life adventures, the top the travel moments, the over the top of everything, I muse joyfully on small gifts, on the little things we can do to make life so much sweeter, easier, more loving and kind.  We can pray, a simple prayer: help her, bless him, change me.  We can park a little further, save a space in front; we can save a seat and invite someone to “Sit here, next to me.”

Our gifts are our innate accessories, our bits of joy only to be recognized by giving them away – we can wave, let someone in traffic, we can write a note of thanks to a friend, to a colleague, to a brother or sister. We can pause and celebrate gratitude.  We can give and thank, we can provide both sides to a perfectly balanced gift.

We can listen. We can share. We can answer the phone. We can stop talking of how busy we are and remember to stop, busyness only a mask with which to hide behind.

Our gifts are meant to be shared; I muse joyfully you’ll share yours today – whether it’s a laugh, a memory, a story, a well made cup of tea.  Wherever and however you share, it will undoubtedly be loved and enjoyed and provide a respite in a world of too much, too big, too over the top. 

Susan Dromey Heeter is a writer from Dover who recently let her hair go au natural white. Writing has been her passion since her English majoring days at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  Dromey Heeter has lived in The Netherlands, Alaska and currently basks in all things New England, including the frigid winters. An avid swimmer, Dromey Heeter’s great passion is to bring back body surfing as most children have no idea how to ride waves without ridiculous boogie boards.

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