Saturday, December 10, 2005

Quiet Day

Hopefully today will be a quiet day at home, a day to get caught up on laundry, a day to relax. A day to finish the Christmas newsletter, to get out the Christmas decorations, maybe. I was really stressed out when I woke up, thinking of all the things to do. Once I gave myself permission to stay home and take my time getting things done, then I felt much better. I don't have to go to every party, and do everything on a special timetable. The whole idea of preparing and giving gifts has more to do with love and patience than hurrying and scurrying. Rushing around and putting pressure on myself and others to be places at certain times adds a lot of anxiety to my home. I may still have my pajamas on at lunchtime, but I would rather be peaceful at home than add to the anxiety of shoppers out there.

Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife. Proverbs 17:1

Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. Proverbs 16: 24


Motherkitty said...

I had a quiet day also. The only thing I really did was plan our Christmas dinner. So, check out my blog, "Planning A Dinner." Let me know what you think. I hope we are all well (should be by that time) and able to get together as we originally planned. My Christmas letters are mailed (did you get yours?) and my presents are wrapped. So, we are ready for you. Love you.

judypatooote said...

I like your picture of the honey pot, for I collect antique honey pots.....also some new ones, for I figure they will get to be antique one day too....