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Peaceful Surroundings

Sweet Saturdays! It's been a great week of homeschooling and work. We are screening in a porch and applying fresh paint to the outside of the house. Hoping today holds a little TLC for the inside of the house! I find it has gotten away from us!

Do you have those times too? The times you find yourself so busy you can't keep up with the normal things in life? Don't beat yourself up. It's not a problem when it's a season. It only becomes a problem when it's a habit! Unfortunately we all know that anything you practice long enough does become the regular way of doing life. So if you find yourself buried in the everyday life responsibilities, step back and take a deep breath.

Think about what will bring you peace in your surroundings.

Clean laundry, smelling fresh and sweet?
I will admit I have a penchant for clean towels that are perfectly folded and stacked.

Clean dishes, filling your cupboards?
Uncluttered counters?
I find I don't like to cook in a dirty kitchen.

Gleaming floors? Fresh carpets?
I love bright hardwood floors and the little vacuum lines left on carpet!

Maybe you just would like the floor to not look as though the toybox exploded!
Easy to say pick up your toys. Harder to enforce, depending on the age!

Whatever it is that will bring a little peace and harmony in your home, jump in and do it, even if it's a little at a time. For me, well all of the above needs to be done today along with scrubbing some toilets lol! So I'd best be getting busy!

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