Accidental Days and Soda Pop Pork

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My friend Susie and I accidentally spent an entire day together this weekend. What started as a morning meeting to discuss writing became one long meandering conversation about life and family and weddings and hope and fear and things she’s learned and things I’ve learned and things we’re still stumbling to embrace. We moved from the kitchen table to the sofa to the car to a great little table at a local restaurant. There were tears and thoughtful moments and uncomfortable pauses and laughs. And as I drove home, I thought, “There need to be more accidental days in this life.” Days where the clock becomes secondary to the conversation. Days where “all about me” is happily trumped by “all about you.” Days where time (and people) is invested rather than spent.

So, what does an accidental day and pork have to do with each other? Nothing really. But then again, maybe everything. Because somewhere in that meandering conversation, we talked about food and the beauty of justing sitting at the table with someone and letting the time slip away in good conversation – about giving ourselves permission to have accidental days even when life feels rushed and full and overwhelming.

Pepsi Ribs with Cranberry Citrus Ginger BBQ

I shared this recipe with Susie. I think you’ll like it too. Now she’s sharing it as part of 52 Sunday Suppers.

Here’s to your accidental days.

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About Ronne Rock

Ronne Rock’s heart finds its strongest beat where beauty and pain collide – because hope always finds us in the shattered places. There’s more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience in her bones, and she finds great joy in sharing leadership wisdom as a regular contributor to Orange Leaders and QARA. But more often than not these days, she's with the vulnerable in difficult places around the world, gathering stories that change stories. Find Ronne's words in "For You, Love" the prayer journal that invites you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. She is currently writing, "Building Eden: Principles of a Grace-Filled Leadership that Restores and Redeems." 

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