Picture: Better Homes
In a few moments I will begin my day of duties at home and I thought it would be nice to elaborate to the new homemakers on how to have a good beginning:
-Bathing, fresh clothes, (that make you happy to wear)shoes (functional but attractive to you) hair and makeup before anything. These things have the power to set your mood at optimistic for the responsibilities ahead. If you have been unable to get started and it is now noon, why not start with these things anyway. You will be ready to greet someone at the door or for a sudden trip to town if necessary. I often get ready in the morning and then am available if my husband wants me to accompany him on one of his calls.
-A list that includes things that must be done, in order of importance, and things you would like to do. The like-do-do list will motivate you to finish the must-do things.
-Going out in the morning while the businesses are open, for essential errands. Some people do this on a weekly basis and others, when they are best prepared. Since I share a family car, I get things ready and wait til the car is free.
-Work patiently from your list, being flexible when meals need preparing or unexpected messes need cleaning. Always go back to where you left off and eventually it will be done.
-Quiet time to sit and read or gather your thoughts, get inspired, revived.
-Stop oft for prayer, asking for help with your goals.
It is important not to give in to hopelessness or listen to negative news, for it may de-rail your efforts and demoralize you. Life is too short not to accomplish anything. Keep on the track and keep the goal in mind as you work.
Homemaking is a "high calling." Press forward toward that high calling!
Painting by Fred Swan