Monday, August 17, 2009

Resting and Peace

Today is going to be a wonderful day. I am going to rest. My dear husband is home. We will just relax and spend time with the children. I will not worry about much housework. Just a few basic things. Readers have given me some good ideas on delegating work and cutting back so I can get more rest. I also have a great plan in place. I am going to work on it today.

I'll share a little quote. The author is unknown:

"Instead of consuming their leisure hours in vacant idleness, or deriving their chief amusement from boisterous merriment, the recital of tales of superstition, or the chanting of the profane songs of the heathen, they passed their hours of repose in rational and enlivening pursuits: found pleasure in enlarging their religious knowledge, and entertainment in songs that were dedicated to the praise of God. These formed their pastime in private, and their favorite recreations at their family and friendly meetings. With their minds full of the inspiring influence of these, they returned with fresh ardor to their scenes of toil: and to gratify their taste for a renewal of these, they longed for their release from labor, far more than to appease their appetite with the provisions of the table. Young women sitting at the distaff and matrons going about the duties of the household were constantly humming some spiritual airs."


Blessings
Mrs. White

2 comments:

Dimple said...

Hooray! Thanks to God!
Blessings on you and yours today...

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I enjoyed the quote! I hope you had a relaxing day spent with your family.

The pantry picture you commented on is actually the shower stall in a downstairs bathroom! It's the only place I had to put a pantry and the temperature is perfect in there. The curtains are a Waverly pattern I got on clearance at Target so I'm not sure it's still available and the shelves are just edged with harlequen scrapbook paper that I cut out and taped to the endge.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Manuela

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