Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Commonplace Book Words for Wednesday - On Ordinary Arts

 The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. - Thomas Moore
Do you ever look at your laundry pile and think, "Wasn't I just here?" Cooking, cleaning, laundry, parenting - these things can be wearying but we have to remind ourselves: they're only monotonous if we choose to see them that way.

Every chore can be a chance to let our creativity shine, if we choose to do so.

And in a similar vein:
No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. - Aesop
The reward might not be readily visible, but kindness is never wasted. Nourishing meals, clean clothes to wear, books read aloud, these are all every day kindnesses that moms can provide.

Smart guy, that Aesop.