Sometimes life hands you just a bit more than you can handle. Instead of plowing through, I've found it's important for me to slow down and give something to myself. It doesn't have to be big. It doesn't need to cost a lot of money. The little things can be huge to help soothe the rough edges life gives us.
More often than not, my soul is soothed when I am in the kitchen.
It calms me. It brings me back to what's important.
Today's therapy came in the way a half bushel of Concord grapes and a new recipe for Concord Grape Pie. The scent of grapes wafted through the house as I cooked down the grapes. It brought back sweet memories of northeast Ohio where vineyards abound.
The pie will make it to the dinner table tonight where I will sit with my husband and children.