“Because being a homemaker isn’t about being extraordinary. It’s about seeing the ordinary in a conscious way. A way that leads to gratitude, joy and understanding. A way that allows me to create an environment in which my family can become more human everyday. If you are moved, I invite you to share your ordinary things by replying below or leaving a link.”
When did remembering who we are becomes less important than tackling the to do list? We know it’s unhealthy enough to create a booming stress-reduction-spiritual-clarity industry which churns out the newest best practice that will transform your life for the better on a daily basis.
It’s hard to find someone who won’t share with you that they’re feeling just so underwater, or trying to keep too many things up in the air. We’ve fooled ourselves into thinking it’s temporary, that the work load will shift, that just around the corner it will be easier. Quieter. Somehow, that day never seems to arrive. Not quite. Because missing out takes courage and sacrifice.
Our day of rest has evolved over the years. I wish I could incorporate all of our sabbath moments every weekend because they all bring health in their own way. Alas, that would not be very restful! These days, when the weekend rolls around I simply ask myself, “what do we need today to help us remember who we are?” Housework is a surprising favorite at the moment. And whatever kiddo project requiring a jigsaw which must be completed in an afternoon. (Alien invasion space scene hung from the ceiling of Lucien’s loft.) Top it off with a good old fashioned walk in the woods, and we are as ready as we are going to be to take up the sword and shield again for the week ahead.
What about you, my friends? Do you have a day of rest? Sabbath moments? What do they look like for you?