My four kids are grown and mostly gone now, but back in the day we went through a lot of bread. Toast at breakfast, toasted sandwiches, toasting leftover waffles. The toaster got a workout every day, so it sat in a prominent position on a counter in the kitchen.
These days, we rarely use the toaster. We usually have protein shakes in the morning, and we use the blender for those. We eat crackers instead of bread and we toast our sandwiches on an iron skillet.
Guess what? The toaster is still in the same place, while the blender is on the bottom shelf of a deep cupboard. This morning, Pam suggested switching them as we are using the blender much more frequently. I was momentarily stunned. It took me a minute to process the situation.
I was stuck on the fact that the toaster had always been in the same spot on the counter. The thought of moving it was so foreign. Yet, the switch makes perfect sense. It is a no-brainer.
What about you? Do you have a toaster that doesn’t serve the same role as it used to? Or maybe it isn’t actually a toaster. Maybe it is a habit that isn’t beneficial, an attitude that has outlived its usefulness, or knowledge that isn’t worth retaining, or a rule.
The rest of this week I’m going to be looking for other toasters in both my professional and personal lives. I hope you’ll do the same. Feel free to email me and let me know what you find.
Do good and be well,