Good morning Friends. Here it is the middle of the week. Today I want to work indoors, 'homecaring'. I read wonderful, beautiful blogs about the lovely, homes and gardens out there and feel like such a 'loser'. Neither my home or gardens are immaculate. I don't see how these ladies can do it all, big homes, big gardens, some have children, some work. I have a tiny cottage, no children, enough gardens, work part-time. Every thing is shiny, pristine, clean, no dust, decorated just right in these blogs and I read in wonder and awe. I am inspired to get up and 'do something'.
Sarah Ban Breathnach also inspires me in her book, Simple Abundance. I recommend it highly as a great read. I've picked it up over and over again through the years for motivation. I will post a few excerpts from the section on the month of May, where she speaks on the home and order.
"With fresh eyes and a loving, appreciative heart, we reconsider our daily rounds. As we learn to savor everyday epiphanies, we encounter the Sacred in the ordinary."
Epiphany ~ a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.
"Everyday epiphanies encourage us to cherish everything. Today a new sun has risen. Everything lives. Everything can speak to your soul passionately if you will be still enough to listen.
Begin believing that the time, energy, and emotion you invest daily in the soulcraft of homecaring ~ carving out a haven for yourself and those dear to you ~ is a sacred endeavor. Life holds no more guarantees for us than it did for our Victorian foremothers. Yet they face the future with full hearts, determined to create a lasting work of art: a happy, secure, and beautiful retreat of love and laughter. ~ We can too."
I will close today's musing with the following from this book.
"While money certainly helps us express ourselves through our surroundings, creating a warm, inviting home that reflects our own personality doesn't have to begin by hiring a decorator or pulling out our credit cards or checkbook.
Today, no matter where or how you live, look upon your home through the eyes of Love. Walk around the rooms and offer thanks for the walls and roof that safely enclose you and yours. Pause for a moment to consider all the women who have lost their homes through death, divorce, debt, or disaster. Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that, at this moment, all you have is all you truly need."
Musings from FL zone 10