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.