Monday, July 8, 2013
Useful AND Beautiful
I spent a fair amount of time decorating my milk stand so it is pleasing to look at as well as useful. Perhaps this seems foolish to some. After all, it's not going to stay perfect and will probably need to be redone eventually. Yet, this is a tool I am going to be using twice a day for a long time. By taking the time to paint it and make it pretty, I am showing, if only to myself, my commitment to what I am doing. This is important stuff to me.
I've never quite understood why "maintenance" is a dirty word these days. After all, one should spend time on the things one considers important. The home that shelters me, the car that takes me where I need to go, the animals that feed us are all worthy of my time and attention. While I don't enjoy every part of taking care of these things, I am grateful that I have them and try to show this by investing the most precious thing I have... my limited amount of time on this earth.
What's important to you?