I started this blog with the intention of finding peace. A little spot to remember the good, to focus on the joyful, to hold onto the important. So many days that gets away from me. I want to live a peaceful, intentional life where what I do matters and so many days it seems all I can do to keep my head above the water. I suppose that's just part of the package deal of being Mama to little ones.
Little ones who do things like stick utensils in fans. Give their Mama a heart attack, these little ones do.
But my bellowing about utensils in fans (because you bet I bellowed, scared the bejezzus out of me that did) doesn't bring any peace to my life. Before you ask, yes I took the fan away so there will be nothing else stuck into it. And to set your minds at ease it was one of those tall tower fans not a typical spinning blades fan. But still scary as all get out. So what am I to do to increase the peace?
Today at Mass we sang one of my absolute all time favorite hymns. "Make Me A Channel of Your Peace." How did they know I would need that one today? :) I'd like to give a big shout-out to the Holy Spirit for looking out for me.
So I suppose my little piece of peace is something that I need to chase down. I suppose I have to just keep relearning that. It isn't a passive gift that will just land in my lap and I'll be a calmer, more joyful Mama. I need to perservere in my patience and persue my peace.
I did a quick seach on YouTube to find a good video because maybe you could use some peace too. And because it has been running through my head all day. And because the Spirit is making sure I have learned this lesson, I came across this quote from Mother Teresa tonight while reading. Her feast day is tomorrow (September 5.)
Peace begins with a smile.
-Blessed Mother Teresa