I read a book once where the author talked about putting the kitchen to bed. I like that analogy, "putting the kitchen to bed". It is a good ending to the day. Dinner is done. The dishwasher is rumbling along. The counter tops are all washed and dried. When I finally turn out the lights, I feel contented and at ease.
Equally as nice is waking up to a clean kitchen, where nothing crusty or slimy from the yesterday is facing me in the sink. My mom said she finally got the importance of "putting the kitchen to bed" when she realized the value of starting the day with a clean slate.
It is a simple thing really but doesn't it make all the difference?
Here's to simple pleasures,