I was very busy today as it is a Monday!
I try to get a few loads of laundry done and get my kitchen in shape.
I wanted to take some pictures of my fall mantel and I never had time.
(This was the one from last year I think)
I did get a sewing craft finished and it is a very pretty tea cozy,
But it was one of those days where things did not go really smoothly.
But I have learned that it is in these times I get to practice
Truly, when things are a bit off and everything seems to be a challenge;
We get to take a breath and just put our hand to the task!
If you have ever
then you would know about the little tool sewn
It is much easier to sew a seam than to have to rip it out!
These seem like days that feel like they are filled with trying things!
Hurricanes, floods, forest fires, and these political storms.
Why do we need to stop and just focus on our homes?
Well, if you do not do this you would become a neurotic person with a stress problem!
Look you cannot stop the chaos that is happening everywhere!
But you have been given the privilege to create a place of peace.
A refuge of calm and comfort!
And if you have created your home to be pleasant and lovely;
Then now you must take advantage of it!!
Stay at home a bit more often
Do not run to town or to the store daily.
Do not over schedule your days!
Keep yourself well stocked with pantry foods to make a few meals.
Buy supplies for a few crafts to make some gift items;
This will give you great pleasure!
Make yourself some tea in the afternoons!
I have found a nice cup of hot chocolate to be perfect lately.
Keep a few good books readily available to read a chapter while sitting
Keep a bible study on the kitchen counter so you can work on a few
I truly think we need to train ourselves to relax and take a breath!
If you have little ones rest while they are quiet or napping.
If you can make it just a few moments of rest of your mind and body.
If your children are grown, then you must still make time to
Refresh yourself and so then you can enjoy your afternoons.
I have found that it is better for me to decide what my evening meal
When you are planning your days do not forget that
I took a picture with my phone!