This has been a great week for me to reflect. With my dad's birthday on Tuesday, I was reminded of what is most important- doing my best to be a good person and treat others kindly. Then as I was reading Eat, Pray, Love- I felt like I was hit on the head. Here are some snippets:
"To know God, you need only to renounce one thing- your sense of division from God. Otherwise, just stay as you were made, within your natural character."
She goes on to talk about the things that she wants, that she can't have "thick, dark hair" and makes this observation.
"But at some point you have to make peace with what you were given and if God wanted me to be a shy girl with thick, dark hair he would have made me that way, but he didn't. Useful, then, might be to accept how I was made and embody myself fully therein."
I love this!! I feel like I need this reminder over and over again. I hope I will always be striving to be a little better, but within my own capabilities and gifts.
So, my quest to be a more "at home" stay at home mom will continue, but only in the ways that work with my personality.
I would love more suggestions, but I have found my peace.
Jane and Hannah
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