“She’s an amazing cook, sure, but the incredible thing is how she does everything with such ease.” A lovely compliment, right? I listened to a close friend, Anna, describe how a mutual friend, Shannon, handles herself in the kitchen, and I was inspired by how Anna managed to applaud not only Shannon’s product (the meal), but also her process (cooking style).
How often do we look beyond what was created to recognize how it was made? It’s wonderful and humbling to find something worthy of recognition, but it’s even more awe-inspiring see something endowed with grace and ease.
Would placing emphasis on process make us more accepting of things that deviate from the norm? Would we, for instance, applaud something that ultimately fails, but was attempted with love and care? Think of a mother burning the family dinner or a father building a bookshelf that leans to the right.
I don’t have pictures of Shannon working her magic in the kitchen, so you’ll have to settle for these images of the Brewers beating the Twins. What I can offer you, however, are printable ‘best thing about you” cards. These cards have nothing to do with valuing process over product (and nothing at all to do with baseball), but I’m sharing all the same 🙂
I hid mine around the apartment in places that Jon frequents, but you can (obviously) use them however you wish.
Download your own cards by clicking here.