Monday, 11 June 2012

Feel Better Sausages



Last week I bumped into someone from the village that I have always been friendly with.
They were tearful and upset, and talked at length about facing a dreadful time in their life, a change that they were obviously struggling with psychologically and emotionally.
Of course the only real thing that anyone can do to help at times like these is to listen.
Tea, a little sympathy and some non judgemental time can help, there is no rocket science  in that one, but I must say, I always find that a small token of some flowers, a few eggs or a card sometimes go a little way in providing a little extra support when life is just that little bit tough.
This morning I caught sight of my village neighbour, and on the spur of the moment I went back home, collected a few home made sausages from the freezer and called in to drop them off.
At first they seemed a little perplexed when I handed them over
then smiled a little when I  explained ( and I was remembering the story of Eunice and the Mars Bar when I did so) 
"Sausages...they're very good for stress"
"That's a first" they said " feel good sausages eh?"


I know....I know....... I am a "feeder"
ps. note to self.....when looking for an "appropriate" sausage photo on google...DON'T put in the key word as BANGERS

31 comments:

  1. It is the thought, obviously, but having thought it about myself I think I'd prefer sausages to flowers.

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  2. Oh, I thought you were going to tell us about Marianne and the Mars Bar for a moment. Never mind, it was still a good story.

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  3. Such a thoughtful "caregiver" you are, John. I would love you around should I be down, out & sick.

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  4. I'd take a sausage anyday, given the choice ;)
    You're a kind soul " John the Dogs "
    ~Jo

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  5. You're an old softie; aren't you!

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  6. And that's why everyone loves you.

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  7. It could have been anything, the fact that you cared enough to do it is what helps.

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  8. The perplexity probably stemmed from their puzzlement about what to do with the sausages as rumours are rife in the village about your debauched sausage parties!
    But you're right - words are cheap - a gift is physical - you can look at it and feel the unspoken kindness.

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  9. I wonder if Hallmark is on to this...

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  10. Tom ,that's just what I was thinking!!
    Jane x

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  11. Sausages are much nicer than flowers any day.

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  12. What a sweet thing to do!

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  13. Aw, sentimental sausages. What a lovely (if not slightly comical) gesture.

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  14. I asked my Husband if he had heard of a feel-good sausage..he just leered and said something RUDE.

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  15. What a sweet fellow you are!

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  16. I posted this not to suggest that I am an angel with wings the size of a Jumbo jet... I thought it was more an interesting subject that outlines how I really view food.
    Food, I know is one way I communicate care... I feed to make things better....or to please... whether it be myself or with others...

    (hence the diet!!!)

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  17. that plate of bangers and mash looks like all those drawings of "slurp now for a feed" from the beano and dandy days!!

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  18. But aren't bangers also good for stress?

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  19. You are so right John. Food makes anyone feel better. And isn't it amazing how it makes us feel better also. I'm also a feeder.

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  20. loving gestures John, we all need them, no matter the shape or form.

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  21. I believe a homemade or grown gift of any sorts, sure does bring joy to others :0)
    And a huge lift to ones own spirits !

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  22. Sausage beats Mars Bars any day.

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  23. Here at EM we have a family saying adopted from the motto of the famous Scottish comedian Jimmy Logan: "Sausages are the boys!"

    We love 'em and I wish you were my neighbour.

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  24. What a coincidence. I was given sossies yesterday. Real, farm-made ones. I thought of you. We ate them last night. I was even going to blog about them.

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  25. We Yanks get super-amused over bangers. We're all 11.

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  26. Better a feeder than a breeder!! lol

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  27. Ice blocks can be 'feel good' to a depressed eskimo if accompanied by the right empathetic support!

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  28. Food comforts as does a good ear. Have a wonderful week, John. ♥

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  29. Hmemade food comes from the heart. Always a comfort.

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