Here are a few of my favorite sources of inspiration this week.
First, a quote from Joseph F. Smith
“Those things which we call extraordinary, remarkable, or unusual may make history, but they do not make real life.”
I love that.
My favorite blog post from the week can be found here. The whole post is excellent but my favorite part was this,
I think every mother has to go through thousands of different phases of “routine.” It changes each year whether there is a new baby or new extracurricular activities or a job change or even when you just want to pull up your bootstraps and get more organized. I have gone through phases where I have one day for laundry, one day for cleaning, one day for organizing dinners for the rest of the week. I’ve gone through years with colicky newborns who had reflux when just staying afloat was the only “routine” I had. I think every situation warrants different means of routine. We just have to make time to step back and evaluate what is most important at each stage.
Very most importantly, I think it’s essential to realize as a mother of young children, (especially when those children are close in age), simply “being there” for them is enough. It’s so easy to get down on ourselves that we didn’t happen to save the world on any given day along with wiping off runny noses and kissing scraped knees. But we must realize that in doing these very seemingly insignificant tasks we are changing the world. If those little people entrusted in our care feel love and value it beats any other accomplishment in my book.
I love how individual she makes things. Our routine is just that, ours. I also love the emphasis she puts on the small “seemingly insignificant tasks” that mothers spend their days doing. I often fail to see the importance in those types of tasks. I hope I will realize their import more.
I’m ordering “I Didn’t Plan to Be a Witch” by Linda Eyre tomorrow. I know I can certainly use a lot of help in that area.
What sources of inspiration did you find this week? I’d love to hear about them.