“And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.” —-1 John 5:15 ESV
A few weeks back, thinking about my mom as I was cleaning and organizing my kitchen, I remembered how much Tupperware she had accumulated during my grade-school years. I have funny memories of how protective she was over them.
“Don’t put them in the dishwasher, they’ll warp.”
“Remember to bring back my containers.”
“Make sure you rub oil in them before putting in the spaghetti sauce.”
I can’t remember how many she had, but I do know that they took up an entire side of cabinet. Fast forward to my own pantry. I finally found containers for my grains, but nothing for my angel hair pasta. So, there it sat, in plastic, potentially getting stale. And at $2.57 a pop for some brown rice pasta (I’m on a gluten-free diet) from Whole Foods, I needed a container. Call it OCD or whatever, but there is something alluring or appealing in opening your cabinets to seeing it well-stocked like a grocery store. So I started hitting up my favorite store in the world–Unique Thrift Store. It never fails, when I’m looking for something for my kitchen it’ll show up there. Which got me thinking, how much energy do we really need to send out into the universe to have our wishes granted? Perhaps if we just keep feeding the one thing we love without expectation of when and where it will return and just enjoy the ride, it will return as often as we need it to.
Either way, my pasta is fresh.