Hi again Moms,
While doing the supper dishes tonight, my brain went into its usual free fall. I began thinking of my last post about things I do to re-energize and re-generate me. The 5 points were all valid, but I had forgotten to add that I absolutely LOVE inspirational sayings and poems. My house is literally abloom with them! Two of my favorites are the following. The first is a poem that Oprah loves and recommends all of us women especially put up on our bathroom walls to read first thing in the am. It truly has and continues to inspire me. The second one is a poem that Michael received in his catechism classes. It is up in my kitchen over my sink. Every time I am doing dishes I can read the beautiful words that remind me what I want myself and my family to stand for. Enjoy ladies, and remember, when love and joy are in everything you do, happiness and balance follow.
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved youall your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
In this family