In this new season of life, coffee and wine have been moved to the do not consume list. While I’m okay with that, I still miss the idea of what they represented for me: company, friends, comfort, warmth…
I think that’s why I’ve been reluctant to tuck away the coffee pot and wine rack. John doesn’t drink either, so they’ve just been taking up space. Plus, they’re a reminder of what I can’t have.
I decided to shift from thinking about what I lost to thinking about what I could create. I love tea pots and have collected some great ones from estate sales. When John was still working from home, he’d make us a cup of tea each morning. It was something I started looking forward to.
So, I pulled out the tea pots along with my mom’s old cookbook (for comfort and color), and turned a family heirloom box into a tea center.
It’s such a small thing, reorganizing a corner of the kitchen- but it means so much more. It’s making room for what I have to look forward to.
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