“Our life experience is based more on our individual level of awareness than on any particular external experience. Our enjoyment of life is profoundly enhanced by the knowledge that we don’t need much in order to be happy. By consciously adopting a simple lifestyle, we give ourselves the opportunity the be satisfied and happy, whether or not we strike it rich or not.”
Yesterday, as I baked and cleaned in preparation for Christmas and I thought about what I really love. Cooking is one of those things. I was planning on having a really nice dinner for just Mr Chiots and I, but then we decided to invite our neighbor who’s a widower. Since his daughter lives in London and the rest of his family lived in the Midwest, we figured he might enjoy some company on Christmas. Then my parents decided to come for a few days and now it looks like we’ll have a full house on Christmas day. It’s a good thing since I got a 10lb standing rib roast at the farmer’s market.
There’s nothing I love more than spending the day in the kitchen making a wonderful meal, then sitting down with friends and family to enjoy it. Cooking is really one of the simple pleasures in my life and one of my favorite things about the holiday season! Whether I’m cooking an expensive rib roast or simply making soup from a few bones, I’m happy in my kitchen!
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