Friday, January 15, 2016

Day 5: A powerful magnet

My grandmother had a magnet on her refrigerator for years that read "Grateful am I for compliments given. More grateful I'll be for help in the kitchen."

Seems wordy for such a tiny accessory, but big on meaning.

The irony is that Mamaw spent a lot of time shooing us out of her kitchen. As kids, we were probably more underfoot than understanding of her ways.

This memory came to me as I was doing the dishes from breakfast this morning, feeling grateful for the people in my life.

I can't even describe the amount of gratitude I feel for everyone who has called, written and relayed messages of comfort, hope and positive energy. I am flattered right down to my soul.

As it is, I will not be shooing anyone out of my kitchen. Help can be hard to ask for, and sometimes even harder to receive. I hope I am a gracious recipient of all the things that have been done for me in the past five days.

I am grateful for help in my kitchen.

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