mom's porch sale...
from simple abundance
a daybook of comfort and joy
in this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes...
from hullabaloo, from terrible, unquiet fuss.
is there a woman alive who doesn't suffer from stress?
if there is, seek her out,
ask her to share her wisdom. when you find her,
i'd be willing to bet she'll offer the following suggestions:
carve out an hour a day for solitude.
begin and end the day with prayer, meditation, reflection.
keep it simple
keep your house picked up.
strive for realistic deadlines.
never make a promise you can't keep.
allow an extra half hour for everything you do.
create quiet surroundings at home and at work.
go to bed at nine o'clock twice a week.
always carry something interesting to read.
breathe-deeply and often.
move-walk, dance, run, find a sport you enjoy.
drink pure spring water. lots of it.
eat only when hungry.
if it's not delicious, don't eat it.
be instead of do.
set aside one day a week for rest and renewal.
laugh more often.
luxuriate in your senses.
always opt for comfort.
if you don't love it, live without it.
let mother nature nurture.
don't answer the telephone during dinner.
stop trying to please everybody.
start pleasing yourself.
stay away from negative people.
don't squander precious resources: time, creative energy, emotion.
don't be afraid of your passion.
approach problems as challenges.
honor your aspirations.
for every "yes" let there be a "no."
don't worry, be happy.
remember, happiness is a living emotion.
exchange security for serenity.
care for your soul.
cherish your dreams.
express love everyday.
search for your authentic self until you find her.
i love how you find something.
when you need to hear it the most.
i love you son.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.