Friday, July 6, 2012

Ordinary Acts

“The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.”  - Thomas Moore.

One of my absolute favorite quotes.  Very encouraging when your days are filled with 'ordinary acts' like laundry, cooking, dishes, picking up and putting away.

My soul feels very encouraged by the ordinary acts that fill my days.  Hubby, big kids, baby, farm animals, home making.  Home making....I'm not just talking about ripping out walls and putting things back together, either.  In order for our lives to work as they do, I need to be here, and be FULLY here.  That part is my choice.  I need to choose to be HERE with my heart as well as my hands and not pine for a season that isn't mine at the moment.

Another great quote I work to remember is, "Careless thinking is a dangerous habit."  - Joanna Weaver.  My careless thinking is another version of 'that grass over there is greener' all the while missing sprouts coming up around me in my grass

Our *grass*

The physical part of being here?  Well...thank you, Alan, for that.  I promise not to rip out anything without asking first.




  1. Thanks for bringing me back into are so good at that.

  2. What a great quote! So true, I'll bet, though we don't give the everyday, ordinary much weight, do we? Thanks for that!