Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My "Thankful Bowl"

My "Thankful Bowl"

This is probably the most unattractive bowl in my possession. Yes, it is Tupperware. I cannot remember when I bought it, but it was a long, long time ago. Notice the old almost  harvest gold color? I have even managed to save the lid.... somewhere.

This bowl has mixed many delicious foods for my family as well as serviced our kitchen needs to a "T".
I love this bowl... and let me give you a list why:

1. For all the bowls of popcorn that I prepared for our family of three boys... men now! I am thankful for the fun times our family had... watching sports on television or enjoying a movie. Nowadays, I am thankful for the bowls of popcorn my husband and I share, sitting shoulder to shoulder on the couch watching just about the same events on TV.
2. For the fact it has held together for surely 20+ years with nary a major scratch or scar. It teaches me to put my best foot forward, ready to serve others and to look joyful... and BE joyful. I am thankful for the opportunities.
3. It has fit perfectly in my kitchen sink from Rio Grande City, Texas to Mission, Texas to Guadalajara, Mexico, Tecoman, Mexico and then back to Mission. I am thankful that this bowl never gave up on me and was a friendly and familiar "pal", helping me to wash dishes for my family... often far, far from home. There is nothing much more to be thankful for than a plate of food. My mother-in-law taught me never to tire of washing dishes. Be thankful for the food we had to serve it on. Yes!

So, have a thankful and Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! And hopefully you have a "thankful bowl" too.


Lori E said...

I hope your and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
All the best from Canada.

Jo Anne said...

Karen, that's a wonderful Thanksgiving comment, very original too. I know your turkey dressing is going to be delicious!

Memaw Barbie said...

Yes, we all have much to be thankful for. God is good all the time. I have a tupperware collander that my children played in the sand box with. It is bright yellow. My grandchildren play with it in their sandbox now. It looks like the day I bought it. It has many happy memories for us. blessings to you and yours

Jennifer said...

Love the thoughts about your bowl. I hope you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I'm thankful for my Godmother. I hope my girls' Godmothers are part of their lives when they are my age. Love you!

Laura said...

This is wonderful Karen- absolutely wonderful.


linda t said...

Oh Karen, I have that very bowl... and that very color! Wouldn't nor couldn't part with it :)

And I LOVE your kitchen!! As you know, we'll be remodeling ours in January. I am sure I will be picking your brain as to your choices and such. Love your granite... love everything!