Finding Joy in Ordinary Moments
The early morning was great and then it only got better.In the crisper, there was a head of cabbage. Not from our garden but from the store. I am growing more cabbage than usual this year thanks to a mention by Tasha Tudor and Family's mention in March of an Irish dish, Colcannon. There are many cabbage recipes I hope to make with our cabbage but I love this one for sure.
Cole-Slaw from scratch. Just like I watched my Mother do back in the day.
"Oh my goodness, Mom, look at all those grapes!"
|Boiling the grapes for the jelly in my favorite yard sale pan.|
I paused and inspected the jelly then savored the moment by toasting a piece of bread, the "melt in your mouth" salt rising bread from the Home Place. I lathered it with softened butter, (I only use butter here no substitute either) and then I smiled real big and spread a dollop of grape jelly on it and remembered.................
|Even our granddaughter Avah asks,|
"Can I have some of that melt in your mouth bread?"
So Here's the Thing: You can find Joy in the most ordinary moments if only you look for them. They are more likely than not, ordinary things that give you a sense of pride and accomplishment for though I was working all morning, I was delightfully dancing through moments in time that brought me great joy! Sometimes, so very unexpectedly, they come. Live in the moment: Enjoy. Be Joyful. Take Joy!
PS-We have started after three years to revive Dad's garden. Don't give up on your project, just pick up where you left off.