"If you want any one thing too much it's likely to disappoint. The healthy way is to learn to like the everyday things, like soft beds and buttermilk..."-- Augustus McCrae-"Lonesome Dove"
This weekly feature is designed to encourage all of us to embrace contentment and to appreciate the everyday things which we often take for granted.
My everyday thing today, is my kitchen. You may think it's a little nutty to say that, but no, really, think about it. When it's summer and we need to cool down, it's in the kitchen that we gather for some ice cream, or a popsicle or a nice cold glass of iced tea.
It's in my kitchen that we gather when family comes to visit, to play games, to chat, to catch up on what is going on in our lives.
It's in my kitchen, that we sit down at dinner time and talk about our days.
It's in my kitchen that I prepare the meals for the family, that I make the toast for the one who is not feeling so well that day.
It's in my kitchen that I try out new recipes, clip coupons, help with homework, listen to one of my kids when they're sad or upset, greet my husband when he comes home from work.
It's ALL in my kitchen, and I take it for granted and forget about it every single day, and yet I can't go one hour without being in there doing something for me, for the family or even for a friend.
So I'm embracing and I'm being thankful just for that....for the kitchen.
If you want to play along, head on over to Everyday Mommy. I would love to see what you all are content with today :)