What are your favorite memories near the sea?
A month ago I stood in the kitchen with mascara running down my face and my eyes burning while I chopped an onion. And because my family doesn’t even bat an eye as I loudly blurt out expletives while attempting anything in the kitchen, it didn’t surprise them when I exclaimed “Surely someone has invented some !@*^$% onion cutting goggles..!?”
I reached into our school supply closet and gave the science lab safety goggles a try. No luck. Duh. But I was determined.
Then, as it happens most of the time when I turn to Amazon looking for whatever I’m hoping that someone has invented, onion cutting glasses do, in fact, exist. This may be old news to you, but it was news to me.
And what better time to share this find than as part of the WordPress Daily Prompt to write about something that I think is the best thing since …well, you know… sliced bread.
So there you have it. Hands down the best new gadget to come into my life … my special onion cutting glasses, in fire engine red. The foam around the eye of the glasses blocks out all vapors. And, as a bonus, I’m always ready for an extreme Airsoft challenge if one occurs in the backyard while I’m chopping onions.
What’s your favorite kitchen gadget?
10. There is no need to beat myself up about anything if I’m doing the best that I can.
9. I should never, ever stop learning. There is still far too much to learn.
8. I am the #1 advocate for my children and should never be intimidated to advocate for them; it’s my job.
7. If we keep our eyes and hearts open, an unexpected smile, a delightful conversation or a great lesson can be found at every turn.
6. Childhood only happens once for our kids, and they’ll be gone before we know it. Even if we’ve had a long day, we should teach them every single day how to be the kind of adults we hope they will be. And a lot of that is done by example.
4. If I don’t like something, figuring out how to change it instead of bitching about it makes a whole lot more sense.
3. It doesn’t do any good to worry about what I can’t control. Instead follow Dora’s advice in Finding Nemo: “Just Keep Swimming, just keep swimming….” It will work out, whatever it is. That was one smart fish.
2. Gratitude can make a hell of a difference in my life.
1. Life is short so I should not sweat the small stuff and instead focus on making a difference in this world, which feels crazy good.
I learned a lot more than this in 2012, but these were definitely some highlights. Thanks – as always – for being on this journey with me.
What are a few top things you learned this year?