Saturday, May 8, 2010

Blessings of the Week - vol. 54

After a busy-crazy week last week, I am focusing on the simple blessings this week.


The boys' room is organized... for now. It's May, and I should have gone through the boys' closet and drawers sooner. They have limited storage space in their room, and were struggling with putting clean clothes away with drawers overflowing still with sweatshirts. This week, we got through all their clothes, sorted by season and size, gave away two big bags of too small clothes, and organized it all again. I know it won't last forever, but, for now, their room is clean and neat, and a blessing to me.


Thirty Minutes of Volunteer Time. Friday morning, I stopped by the Food Pantry for a short time, after I dropped the kids at school. Last time I was there, I watched the elderly gentleman who runs the pantry struggling with the new computer system. "How can I help you make this easier?" I asked him. He told me what he needed, and I offered to come by while the kids were in school. We both had expected the project to take an hour or two, but it went quickly, and I was done in 30 minutes. He was so grateful for this little bit of help. I was so pleased that such a short commitment made such a big difference.

Once again, I am reminded that, even in the smallest of ways, I can make a difference in the lives of others. You can, too.


A Lazy Afternoon. The past month or so has been nutty/crazy. This week, after our guests left, I went into major cleaning-organizing mode, washing laundry, sorting, vacuuming, organizing. All of that is good. Friday afternoon, I planned to take the kids for a bike ride. But, after we finished lunch, the kids got involved with a computer game, the skies clouded over and rain sprinkled a bit, and I picked up a library book. I ended up reading, dozing, and cuddling with my kids instead of cramming anything at all into my afternoon.

What a blessing to be quiet for a few hours.


Happy Mother's Day! May your weekend be one in which you notice all the blessings in your life.

1 comment:

  1. I love reading your posts. Our lives are such a blessing! I hope you had a wonderfully happy Mother's Day. I sure did! Brian came with us to the parade and dinner (and all without me asking him to join us :-)