This is no ordinary cutting board. In fact, I have two of them. As long as they are functional, I will continue to use each of them. Considering they are 13 and 11 years old, respectively, I think they will continue to hold up.
Yeah, I know, why would I know how old my cutting boards are?
It's because they were made by each of my kids when they were in junior high in their industrial technology class. While neither of my kids has gone into a career field that requires hands-on creations such as cutting boards, I hope it shows them that they can if/when they want to. They made something that is functional and can be used for several years.
The budding minimalist in me would say that I only need one cutting board. While that is completely true, the sentimental value wins out on this one. And as crazy as it sounds, I use them both equally. They rest in the same spot next to each other, and I rotate as I use each one. I wouldn't want to slight one of them, would I?
I used one of the boards to cut up tomatoes for our taco bar we had for lunch today. While both of our kids and their significant others only live 30-45 minutes away from us, I'm very thankful that we enjoy spending so much time together. Earlier this week, my daughter Jaelyn started a group text saying we needed to get together for a family meal. It worked out for all of us to do it today. So, at 1:00ish, we sat down to lunch with the six of us surrounded by our four dogs.
Even though the cutting board had nothing specific to do with making a memory today, because I used it I will think about the fun we had today the next time I go to cut something up on it.
Something so simple and yet it adds so much value to my life.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.