Saturday, December 19, 2009
I woke up very cold this morning. The wood stove has gone out. I am not depressed, but feeling unmotivated. This is a dangerous mood for a housewife. My family needs me to be cheerful and happy. They need to see me loving my daily tasks, because I do them for my children. I want their childhoods to be filled with good memories and their hearts must love home.
Dear God, help me to "wake up" from this sloth of the mind!!!!
I will put on my apron, have a hot cup of tea and just start my morning routine. The action will help bring the right thoughts. I cannot sit in a chair until I "feel" like doing my housework. (shudder). I must get up and begin making home our haven of rest. It has to be a place of joy and peace. May God protect me from my own mood!
I will offer myself a reward. . . Once I get everything clean and neat, I will watch a nice movie from the old days. I will think of horse-drawn carriages, Victorian homes, hospitality, and serving tea and cakes.
Perhaps, I will even set a pretty table at the noon hour and serve a simple meal. I will use paper place cards. I can use my neatest handwriting and carefully write out each name with a heart. I will then put one at each place setting. This always makes the family smile. I do it rarely, but it is such a treat.
May there be peace and joy in your homes today!