Tonight as I tidied up my kitchen, a few thoughts came to mind. First was how thankful I am for my little cooking space. My kitchen isn't that large and doesn't have all the new gadgets kitchens come with. It has drying racks for all those dishes I hand wash and it has a fridge and freezer chest for me to store the food I get to cook my family each day. It has what we need.
Today this little cooking space fed my little family. Every meal is prepared here and at that folding table, we say grace before eating.
Sometimes it can become easy to focus on the negative of the spaces we live in. We focus on the things we wished we had or what's wrong with our spaces. I know I'm guilty of this.
One thing I have learned though, is that when we focus on the negative, we miss out on all the joy. We miss out on the laughter between siblings, as dishes are put away (oh and don't forget the arguing. That's a gimme where siblings are concerned). We miss out on the "thank yous" and "I love yous" from a sweet hubby. We miss out on the dances, while holding baby... because it's the only thing to get her to sleep. These are things I don't want to forget.
Right now this little cooking space brings me so much joy. It's more than floors to be swept and dishes to be cleaned. It's our life and I so love living it with these sweet people God has brought into my life.