Week 16: Why do what we do?
In relation to kitchens and renovations, I mean.
Why I eat Reese's cups, Cookie dough and drink wine and espresso is just because I can.
Why do I continue to dump blood, sweat, tears, and every $1 tip I get into my house? I'll probably die when it's done because I'll be so old.
I think it's because we have vision. Our visions might not save the world, end starvation, cure cancer (or ebola) or put a kid through college, but our visions create beauty and beauty through function. And a sense of accomplishment.
A kid who is taught they do deserve nice things is less likely to vandalize their own space.
A family who has a crazy cooking mom like Teri learns that it's a nice time of day to sit, relax, (gorge) and talk with someone who knows what happened yesterday. That family is connected.
Having the ability to wash dishes and look out a new window, while loading a new DW can show that tasks don't have to be onerous when something's so functional and quick.
Running through a kitchen without falling through the floor or breathing mold might be taken for granted, but our environment strongly dictates our peace in a space.
One small thing in the world.
Let someone in in traffic.
Paying someone's toll.
Complimenting someone's pretty shoes.
Just smiling or saying thank you when someone holds a door.
Put something away.
Stop. Look around. Appreciate and let your shoulders relax.
It's the little things a better world is built on, don't you think?
As I put my mom's favorite dish into her DW in her newly renovated kitchen. She had a year with it and loved every minute.
I'm off to the Grand Traverse Bay Pie Company for espresso and probably some cherry pie. mmmmm...