Seven Matters guest posting our Small Thing! Melissa has been a Company Girl since waaaaay back at the beginning of Home Sanctuary, and I have always appreciated her friendship, authenticity and wisdom. As a mom of five, her days are full and busy, but somehow she is always gracious and has a good word to share. One thing I love about Melissa is her ability to bring nuggets of truth out of the Bible....and I would not be surprised to see her publish a Bible Study one day. Then we'll all say, "we knew her when!" Thanks, Melissa, for popping in today!!
Image from Story Time for Me
Don't worry, I'm not going to tell you a story about a boy and a girl named Hansel and Gretel! What I do have to say, however, does involve a crumb trail.
It all began in my coffee mug cupboard. I keep my coffee mugs in a space above my coffee maker, separate from the rest of the dishes. It just makes sense to me. Anyway, the other day I went to grab a mug and noticed it had crumbs around the edges of it. "What?" I thought to myself, "These are supposed to be clean!"
Lo and behold, there were coffee crumbs, (ok, they are technically grounds, not crumbs) there in the cupboard. They must have fallen from the basket that I keep my coffee beans in, on the shelf directly above the mugs. I gently pulled out the mugs and wiped down the surface with a wet cloth, creating a freshly clean space for the mugs. It took me about a minute and a half, but it got me to thinking...where else have I missed lurking crumbs?
A quick look around my kitchen gave me the answer and the idea for today's Small Thing. It's simple. Just "Follow the Crumb Trail." Here are a few suggestions:
Clean the crumb tray in your toaster
Vacuum up the crumbs under the dining room table
Clean the crumbs that collect in the silverware drawer (or maybe that's just my problem!)
Wipe the crumbs off the counters
Wipe the cracker crumbs out of the pantry
Clean the bread crumbs out of the bread drawer (or pantry, or wherever you keep your bread.)
Vacuum the crumbs out of the living room couch/chair cushions
You get the idea. We all have crumbs in our life. Just follow the trail and see where it leads you! Like me, it just might lead you to a happy, crumb-free ending!
Where else do you find crumbs? Let us know.
Song of the Day: Hansel and Gretel, as told by Cookie Monster