On That Day Everybody Ate is a beautiful chronicle of community and generosity—dana paramita in action. Following her husband’s untimely death when she was thirty-four, author Margaret Trost journeys to Haiti to heal her broken heart through service. She is absorbed into the warm-hearted kindness of a local family. With dedicated parishioners at St. Claire’s Church and Father Gerry Jean-Juste, she establishes a food program to feed hungry children. Through this work and the kindness of the parishioners, Trost comes back to life. I finished the book quickly, like a hungry being, and then savored it again, its simple and clean teachings.