January 31, 2013
Fill Them Up
So much time is spent doing - laundry, dishes, sweeping and vacuuming, dusting, cooking, tending to three kids. No matter how much you get done, it always comes back to do all over again the next day. Maybe some enjoy doing these things (what?!). But they don't bring me fulfillment. Yes, my children bring me joy. Just not all the menial tasks that come with raising them.
Why do we spend so much of our days doing things that leave us feeling empty?
I will no longer starve myself. I will do something creative every day. It doesn't have to be grand. It could be something that takes just five minutes. But I will do something. Stitch, carve, forge, photograph, draw, or just doodle. Creating, arting is what makes my heart sing and my soul fly. Shouldn't we be helping them to do that every day? Fill them up with the things that make our days beautiful.
A simple toy. Ten minutes to stitch and fill the fish with catnip. Less than 60 seconds for Luna to tear a hole and scatter catnip all over the floor.
Posted by Amanda at 6:21 AM