If you follow me on Facebook, you will know I am beyond thrilled to be part of a new collaborative blog called the Mudroom, started and curated by my good friend Tammy. Years ago she sat in my living room and shared some things her big heart and creative mind were thinking about and I told her she could go for it. Today I get to share my first of what will be monthly contributions to her new endeavor. I'm so excited.
I want to give you a little background. See this picture? It was taken by my talented friend Jennifer Upton. When I wrote this post I knew this had to be the photo used. It was taken at my house just days ago and I love the way she captured the steam from the cup. But can I be honest? There are some things that are really bothering me.
You see, it was taken on my kitchen counter. And my counter hadn't been wiped down that morning so I can see the unevenness in it. My kids coloring books are in the background along with a broken pencil. *I* never would have taken that picture because it wasn't a perfect background, but my friend knows how to see beauty in the everyday and imperfect and captured a shot which ultimately is as perfect as it gets. As I wrote about letting go of the self-imposed appearances, it was obvious this picture says exactly what I wanted to write about.
Grab a cup of coffee and read with me?
|Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Upton|