Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Monday

Why do we dread Mondays? I don't know. The weekend/family time is seemingly over for another 5 days? Lots to catch up on after a couple days of relaxing? Maybe. My Monday is going fabulously. I was working on a little project and came across this quote that made me smile.

"Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering." Winnie the Pooh

A few weeks ago I finished a bible study book that dealt with resting in the Lord. One thing that really stuck out for me was how I tend to measure the success of my day with the productivity I had. Why? Whats wrong with just STOPPING?? PLAYING?? RESTING?? It was like, if I didn't have this mental list by the day's end (I cleaned bathrooms, folded clothes..no wait..folded FIVE LOADS of clothes, made bread, washed floors) I didn't feel like my day was worth anything.

That struck me as sad when I realized I have 5 little bodies here that don't measure the success of a day by the accomplishments. I'm sure in their eyes I have a much more productive day when I spend a good part of it reading/playing with them. So, heres to the "value of doing nothing and just going along". Thanks Winnie the Pooh.

4 comments:

MommaMindy said...

Precious thoughts, sister, thank you for sharing.

Makes me wanna' go gather the little ones, ditch the laundry, and go play a game of Pooh Sticks.

Thanks for reminding me what is really important about my job.

~ Tandis ~ said...

Thanks Micah. I think I need to read this blog about once a week just to remind me. =/ The kids grow so fast and of course they don't remember muddy floors or dirty laundry. They do remember story time and quality time with Mom. Each one in their own way needs it. I very quickly forget this and continue the daily chores. What was this devotion book you were reading??

Jill said...

Such a constant battle internally.

I was just remembering today fond memories I have of my mom ice-skating with me...

LOVE the pic of Paige below...

Micah said...

sorry Tandis, forgot to respond. It's the Women of Faith bible studies. There are ALOT of them. I've only done 2 but thoroughly enjoyed both.