My favorite lilac in the neighborhood ~ 2010
I have noticed that as my children grow older our life has gotten more rushed and hectic. Being rushed stresses me out, and makes me CRABBY and not a fun person to be around. The older I get, the more aware I am of the climate so to speak in our home. I have also noticed that my attitude plays a big role in that climate. I'm sure you have all heard the saying "If Mama ain't happy, then nobody's happy". We have all been kind of on the edge lately. I have been thinking about this a lot and how I can help foster a more restful environment in our home.
Immediately Genesis 2:2 came to my mind. "By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work". Typically we don't have a lot of plans on Sunday, because it has been a gear up for the week kind of day. We like to go to church, have quiet time, and family night. Other things like homework, cleaning,laundry and all sorts of last minute stuff gets thrown in there and makes Sunday not restful. So last week I asked everyone to do their best to get all their work done by Saturday night, so that Sunday could truly be a relaxing kind of day.
Well, it sort of worked, but not to the extent that I wanted. We'll try again this week.
How about all of you? Do you have a day of rest at your home? What do you do to make that happen and what does it look like for you? I would love to hear your ideas and thoughts.
Have a great weekend!