Tuesday, March 26, 2013
My Cheery Kitchen
This is not the most impressive sight for many people, I'm sure. But looking at my kitchen today, just as it is, I felt so full of cheer! I love my kitchen. It is a happy place.
I love the flowers on my table. The photo doesn't do the tulips justice; they're a lovely, vibrant red, and I think I breathe more deeply every time I pause to look at them.
I love seeing the lovely cupcakes on the table; they're from Shauna, who ran them downstairs to us on her way out. That makes me happy.
I love the fruit on the counters. Pineapple, bananas, peaches I canned with my mom. Fresh and yummy!
I even love my dishsoap. It's such a bright blue. And I even love my rug at the sink; it's a little squishy, and it's soft and easy to clean.
I love my owl cookie jar. It's cute. And it houses my chocolate stash.
I love my knives, my blendtec, my bamboo cutting boards...my counters are more cluttered than I prefer, but I am so happy to have those things!
Even the glass dishes drying on the sink edge make me smile. They're so clean they sparkle.
And the paper pinwheels on the windowsill that Ender and I made together on Valentine's Day-- I love those, too.
The kitchen is one of my favorite places to be, and I think that's because it's somewhere that I find it very easy to see my blessings and serve others. We are blessed with an abundance of food, tools and beautiful things. And the kitchen is where so many happy things take place.