Sunday, July 02, 2006
Posting and thinking
I do not seem to get time to post. Life moves at a fast pace. And I wonder why.
Why do we do so much?
I am a gregarious person, so I guess that plays a part.
And I like to be busy. On Mother's Day I took the opportunity in the afternoon to do a few jobs - and I enjoyed myself. I realized that I like work.
However, I think this term, while still being busy, will also be a more restful term. We are looking at dropping a few of our outside activites - we might be home one more morning a week ( this is unusual for us!).
This will also give us time for more spontaneity and flexibility. I find that very scheduled weeks leave little room for serendipity. For the spur of the moment dropping into the library or baking cookies or walking to the park.
I think it is this spontaneity that I am missing the most.
I read blogs of people with simpler lives and more flexibility and I yearn for the same for myself. And for my children.
But do they yearn for this themselves? Hmm.
It may be that this is the Holy Spirit calling us to take time out and listen.
I am thinking here of St Frances and his simple enjoyment of nature.
Or of St Therese and her Little Way.
Reading part of "Seasons of a Mother's heart" last night ( Sally Clarkson) reminded me to take time out for beauty and the enjoyment of beauty.
Can I do this and still keep up most ( not all) of our activities and work on my To do List?
We will see.