I want to talk specifically about turning kitchen burdens to rewards.
The first step is to see cooking as a creative means to a lovely reward. An attitude adjustment is what’s needed, beginning with yours truly.
I came to realize some years ago that if all Hell’s attacks on a thing were an indicator of its importance, then my cooking healthy and delicious meals and enjoying them with my family, must be extremely important.
So, when I started that mental whine about not wanting to cook, not feeling like cooking, being tired of cooking, not having anything to cook, I just said, “Whoa there, Girly. You are blessed beyond most of humanity in that you have a kitchen complete with running water, modern appliances, and get this – FOOD!”
You’re not a two-year-old, so get up and do the kitchen dance. Sing a song to your fridge, shake your booty at your stove, sing opera to your pantry, turn on the beautifully running water and soap up your hands and splash, both before and after you take out the trash.”
There are some people who don’ t have enough to fill a kitchen trash can.
Burdens to rewards, that’s the attitude change we’re talking about. Satan is the author of burdens and God is the author of rewards. I didn’t earn many of the rewards in my kitchen – they are blessings and the fruit of labors of those gone before. But perhaps I maintain them by appreciating and making use of them.