I have to admit at first I was not my usual gungho self nor excited about our outing this yr. As we look for porperty and I try and balance home life I felt packing may just push me over the edge . I do not like burnout and know when I am on the verge ;-)
However today I have renewed energy and much hope via once again my grandmother Grace. I've been refocused on simplicity which as I've mentioned in previous posts the reading of her letters truly inspire me in this lifestyle choice .
So I have begun reading again that which brings me to that peace & calm and returning to my goals as first off wife & mother . I also came by a huge treat today just by chance ! I went up to our bedroom just to take a last minute check of items I may have overlooked . I saw the collection of the Canadian Poetry Mags. I have from my Grandmother and thought to myself " maybe I best bring one of those along " I then pondered which copy . I reached for the shelf and pulled off a copy . I looked at the volume and it is a copy from March 1937 ! As in my last post I mentioned we are having Poetry study over the next several months . So Yes I feel inspired . Then as I read Ruth's Teatalk and read about Pooh Bear I was once again reminded of my grandmother . Gramma Grace mentioned A.A Milne in her letters often . She & my Grandfather read his stories to my uncle & mother together for family read alouds . She also studied his works in Normal school as part of her teacher training . So I am also very very tahnkful for the gift of each other and how He uses each and everyone of us to help each other . I truly do value true & real friendship and we will always beaffrimed in ways such as these beautiful expereinces which instill us with renewed Hope Faith & Charity .
I heard a quote of Mother Teresa's last night on a tv show and quite a liberal secular one as well . Yet this is how and why I beleive God is present in and all peoples , religions , cultures etc. Which also inspires me futher because of the great connection . I have had the meditation of community and smaller local community to be exact . In order to help the world change & become a peacful place . We need start in the home , then the community then branch out from there community reaching community . All great inspirational people such as Gandhi , Martin Luther King jr. & Mother Teresa always believed in the strength of local community .
So this quote from Mother Teresa really hits home for me and has true & real meaning .
" If everyone only focused on sweeping thier own front step . The whole world would be a cleaner place "
Today I do feel on track again . Look after our own first . Focus on living our healthy lifestyle as a family then move out into our community to also clean it up and then into the big ole world ;-)
So off we go to Gramma's house ! Rest assured this momma is going to eventually today sit down and have a lovely cup of red rose orange pekoe tea ~ amen