It’s amazing what a difference a few days can make. I worked hard this weekend getting caught up on grading and school planning. I made sure I was ready to face Monday morning before… Monday morning! And I felt so much better today.
School went well. Then I started on my spring cleaning list. We worked on the girls’ closet and cleaned their windows. We had a delicious dinner of baked tilapia, spinach/feta cheese salad, and fresh baked bread…with honey! Then my husband took my 2 oldest children to the Y. Kids 3 and 4 went and played outside while the baby took a nap. During that time I was cleaning up after dinner, and I realized that I was enjoying doing the dishes! It was so peaceful and quiet in the house. I felt such a strong sense of peace and contentment.
Then I started thinking a little bit more. My circumstances led me to the feeling of peace and contentment. That’s understandable, but shouldn’t I feel that way more? I am allowing myself to be robbed of joy! Where is it going? Why have I let it go so easily? And most importantly, how can I find contentment when I don’t get a lot accomplished? or when the kids are fighting?
I’m not sure I know the answers to my questions. But I know where I will begin my search.
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence [is] fulness of joy; at thy right hand [there are] pleasures for evermore. Psalm 16:11
To be continued…