Saturday, January 23, 2010


"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home
are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

-Thomas Moore

Sometimes it is the most bland of all domestic chores that bring satisfaction. Today was a day full of such small domestic efforts. I made 3 loaves of bread (2 pumpkin and 1 banana bread for the curious sort), cooked up a weird looking but delicious dinner (recipe here), replaced buttons on my favorite pajamas, and vacuumed the whole house in and among chatting with the sweet husband and hanging out with the little ones. Funny enough, I don't enjoy cooking all that much and I really don't enjoy vacuuming. But doing these things makes me feel like a good wife and mother. The important part is that I found real peace and satisfaction in feeding my guys a good dinner and letting my 1 1/2 year old stir the bread ingredients. And I was shocked to realize that I had waited over two years to fix those pajamas which took all of 10 minutes.

For a few little bits of time today I felt like I wasn't pulled in a million directions; I could just enjoy those moments for what they were. Not terribly significant for anyone but me. I hope you find a little bit of zen in your everyday. We only get today and that by the grace of God. It is more than we deserve and I am very very glad for it. Pin It

1 comment:

  1. This post really hit home with me today...Just when I was feeling a bit too sorry for myself! Thanks for being my angel today:)


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