A Chance Meeting Made The Triangle A Focal Point for Life
This past Sunday, April the 8th, saw the local charity event, “Soup for Syria” bring together dozens of local restaurants and breweries in the Triangle area for the common goal of raising money and awareness for the Syrian refugees. It was a wonderful time of community and collaboration among peers of the food and beverage industry and was the fruition of a chance meeting in Lebanon that resulted in years of dear friendship.
Our head chef at Neomonde, Betty Saleh, had been following Barbara’s work for years until their paths unexpectedly crossed in Lebanon. Staying in touch and connecting long after, who knew that Barabara would be asked to speak in Raleigh, NC!!! They immediately knew that they had to make the most of this, once again, unexpected crossing of paths.
Speaking at the local event, Barbara shared about her books:
“Soup for maybe all of us, is not just food for the body but also food for the soul”
“The main message I wanted to portray from this book is that if someone is different than you…comes from a different culture, that doesn’t mean that they are different from you. The same goals and needs that they have set for themselves, are the same that we have set for ourselves: clean air, house, food, and a future for their families, and most of all dignity.”
Barbara is just one example of someone who found her life’s passion and calling, and in that found a people she could love through it. WHO is that for you?
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman