Today I could sit and gaze at this photo for a long time.
Found here at Room Envy… oh the irony! (I googled. I did not go on Pinterest to find this image. 🙂 )
I want to be there, sitting by the fire with my tea and a good book. I want to forget that it is March and it is snowing outside again. I want to forget that I have free lanced my housekeeping all week while we concentrated on school and laundry and cooking vast amounts of food that we ate so that here we are, at Friday, with an empty fridge and this:
This photo was taken yesterday. We clean up every day, I tell you, but this seems to recur on a 25-bits-of-rubble per hour basis. Today, I cannot sit and gaze with longing at what I do not have. Today, I will gird up my loins and clean out the junk behind the couch. I will be grateful that we have real people living in this house. I will praise God that I get to serve these people and I get to teach them how to keep chaos at bay with the daily rituals of order and cleanliness that we strive to attain. Today I will keep things in perspective, because only an “accident of birth” keeps me from living in this:
Found here at Rising From the Rubble. (I did not go on Pinterest to find this image either.)
I don’t remember where I read this quote, but it has profoundly changed how I look at the negatives in life.
My problems would be someone else’s dream.