(Thank you to my friend Lisa Anne for makinf this video!)
It was noisy in the background with the cold storminess, so I will relate what I said in the video:
I would like to share something I have believed for awhile: the practice of not waiting for the sun to shine before doing anything special, even a beach trip. We do not know whether we will have tomorrow, especially with loved ones, so we should not wait to do things that are available to us right now.
One of the things our parents would say when they planned something was, "Rain or Shine, we are going to do this!" They were good at not waiting for things to get better. They always had a little fuel in the car to take short trips from home to have a change of scenery, which they thought was so important to keep life interesting.
For the homemaker I think it is extremely important to plan a few things, and do them, rain or shine. When you come home after some recreation, (if you understand how to do this and the purpose )you have a fresh new outlook on your home life.
If I were to give any advice to the lady just beginning her life as a home maker, I would say to make time each week for a half day away for rest and renewal, whether or not you think you need it. If you get in the habit, it will pay you healthful dividends throughout your life. You might think you can burn the candle at both ends while you are young and not see any poor effects, but you may end up paying for it later in life.
Please do not buy into the tension of the prevailing culture. Do not think you have to keep up with worlds demands on your time and talents. Doing what is necessary for your family's well-being is taxing enough on your mental and physical abilities. Do not try to save the world on top of that by taking on extra responsibilities.
I hope to speak more about this later and include quotes from older women about how detrimental it is to allow extra demands on your time.
Until then, remember to have some quiet recreation in the creation every week, or a few minutes each day to rest your mind.
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