Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Everything but the kitchen sink

I often write on the window above my kitchen sink with window markers. I write verses to memorize, song lyrics that touch me, or simple reminders. Right now, my window reads, "You have a beautiful home." Why would I write something like that? Because I need to be reminded.

I love this new Pinterest fad. It can become just as addicting as late night sweets. As a matter of fact, my hubby and I have had more than one "pinterest date" with no bake cheesecake after Jonah is in bed. However, a problem arises when I let all the pretty pictures crack the door to my discontentment. The display of tiffany colored farm house sinks and porch swings the size of my double bed start to drive a wedge between me and my blessings. My focus shifts to all the things I don't have.

I forget that I am incredibly blessed to even have clean running water, let alone a perfectly sufficient area in my home to clean and sanitize the utensils that I eat with. Maybe I could try explaining to someone who goes for days without eating that the sink I clean my dishes with isn't big enough or the right color.

It's frighteningly easy in our culture to become blinded by our have-nots. Sometimes a simple reminder can go a long way to refresh our perspective. What are you thankful for today?

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