WHAT MY FRIDGE SAYS ABOUT ME
So….i am LOVING my fridge! And this is why you should care:
You see, ever since I was a little girl I dreamt about getting married young and being an amazing wife and mother. I envisioned myself baking in flowy, pastel colored dresses and making scrapbooks for each of my six children. I dreamt of being the kind of woman whose house smelled of fresh flowers and seasonal candles, whose kitchen was always ready to feed her guests, and for my house to be voted the ¨Most Chrismassy House¨ on the block.
Before I continue revealing all of my secret dreams and desires, I want to say that dreaming is so important. It´s what keeps us motivated, makes our hearts feel lighter on heavy days, and makes the rainy days do-able. I was taught to dream BIG before I could even walk. Dreaming keeps your head held high and your mind focused on what´s ahead. I never considered myself to be someone who struggled with being present. Over the few years of my (short) adult life, I´ve truly tried to cultivate gratitude in my heart and make it my default setting. Which is why I was shocked when my mom helped me realize I needed to be present and stop focusing so much on the future. I came to the conclusion that somehow I had let Future Nadia make Present Day Nadia feel like she was in lack and unable to do things today. That sounds a little harsh, but hear me out. Why do we think that having a better job will make us more valuable? Or why do we hide behind oversized sweaters and leggings instead of rocking the skinny jeans? I want to be really careful in how I communicate this because working to be our dream-selves is a good thing. But it´s not okay to think we´ll only be able to do those things in the future. (Sex is the exception to my previous statement, you definitely need to wait to be married for that.)
The point I’m trying to make is that I wanted to be the kind of homeowner who had an organized fridge that looked like the ones on Pinterest. For some reason, I thought I was going to have to wait to be married to do that. But guess what?! Today, my mom and I bought bins y´all!!
It´s not color coordinated…yet, but i came home, cleaned the fridge, labeled my colored bins and implemented my new system in the family fridge. i didn’t have to move out and buy a new apartment to make it happen. This was huge for me. I am celebrating my progress at being present. i used to roll my eyes when i heard that term, but I get it. Staying present might be a mind thing, for me it was a prayer thing—- ¨God, reveal Yourself as the God of my right now¨—- but I also think it´s a decision we make. A decision to take our today as our greatest gift. Jesus did not suffer a gruesome death for us to be lazy, depressed, or without joy in our day to day. Get this: the God of the entire universe gave His only Son to rescue you and I, but it gets better than that. Jesus not only endured the cross to rescue us, but to give us a life of victory. You and I are not just helpless people who were rescued, God has now invited us into His love and paid the price for us to live in it. Do you get it? We’re no longer sitting at Life´s loser table, because of Jesus we get to be the cool kids! Which means we live like He does, in victory, fullness, love, peace, splendor and EXCITEMENT!!
Friend, I don´t know what you’ve been waiting to do, but do it today! Organize your fridge, bake a pie in a dress, light some candles and buy fresh flowers, change a life with your kindness or sing your heart out at your local karaoke. Whatever it is, Jesus died to forgive your past, change your future, and to give you a TODAY that you can ENJOY! :) In the words of Hannah Montana, ¨Life´s what you make it, so let’s make it rock!¨ ;)
Your friend with an organized Pinterest fridge,
Nadia Kay <3