Today's theme is SIMPLICITY. It might end up being the theme for the whole week.
Simplicity is something that is easy. Easy to understand. Easy to do. Natural. My life, and maybe yours, too, is often anything but simple. I like things to be very straightforward, and to know what my responsibility is.
I often find myself tearing my hair out because there are so many things to do and I don't know what the Most Important Thing is. It's a little easier now that the kids are older and 3 of the 6 are out of the house, but it still happens. Pip was sick this weekend and was in bed for almost 3 days. Having a sick child suddenly crystallizes my thoughts. I know what I'm supposed to be doing---taking care of him!
Unfortunately, I can't expect someone to always be sick (and who would want that?). So I have to simplify my life on my own.
One suggestion which I like, and have not done enough of, is to ask what God wants from me for the day. After morning prayers is a good time to start focusing on the day and find out what God wants for that day. Write down 3 or 4, but no more than 4, things to accomplish during the day. Laundry, Mass, carpool, groceries. That could be it. It doesn't seem like much, but you'll likely get it all accomplished. You can check them all off, and anything else that gets done is a bonus!
Having said that, I'm checking off Blogging, so I can head to the post office, and fold some laundry.
Tomorrow, I think we'll talk about how to do that and be Holy, too.