LoveBomb: The act of preparing, serving and sharing a meal or morsel with someone.
We’ve been intentionally LoveBombing people for three years now. It started with a bunch of skaters at a self made skate park called Ridge. A group of us would show up with a grill, burgers and mountain dew and make them food. As they ate, we’d listen to them, ask about skating, their lives…listen some more. Then we’d go home. It was nothing more than a LoveBomb, an act of kindness, no strings attached, no agenda, other than to spend some time with those boys.
Over time, others have caught on. Just a few weeks ago, I had just stumbled out of bed, still in my jammies and trying to make my way to the espresso machine. There was a knock at the door. I opened it to find Wendi from Bon Appetit Hon standing there with a gift bag in her hand. She handed it to me. I mumbled about how I just woke up, rubbing the blurriness out of my eyes and off she went. I have to be honest, it was sooo pre-coffee, I’m not even sure what I said. I went and made my Americano and sat down at my dining room table to open the gift. Inside were four jars of homemade jams, butters and syrups. My eyes popped open and all my thoughts began to line up and make sense. I had just been LoveBombed! My heart did a little jump. What an incredible act of kindness! Then it dawned on me, I was such a rude recipient, I never asked her in.
I quickly twittered her hoping she wasn’t too far to turn around and come back. She was. She was also understanding.
I went in to wake my husband, Devon up and tell him what had just happened. He propped himself up, listened and said, “Let’s make breakfast and try them out.”
That morning, we lingered over breakfast…him with his espresso, me with my Americano and we savored every nibble and morsel that Wendi had put her love into making.
LoveBombing. It can be a simple act, like sharing a muffin with women who are working hard to start a new life. It could be a breakfast sandwich served up to a couple sleeping on the streets. Or it could be a full out #LoveBomb Operation that someone (not naming names yet) launched as a way to say thank you to bloggers who supported her in a time of grief. She’s going to tell her story…tomorrow, here at our table. So come back. LoveBombing is one of our favorite EXPERIENCES to dish on.