The benefits of homeschooling…
They identified and fixed the problem in less than an hour.
Despite the lack of clarity for their (and all our) futures, it is wonderful to witness—truly—how everyday practically knowledgeable and self-reliant they are.
“Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting. In the slums we are the light of God’s kindness to the poor. To children, to the poor, to all who suffer and are lonely, give always a happy smile. Give them not only your care, but also your heart.”
- Mother Teresa (Saint Teresa of Calcutta)
Taking a few moments to record daily experience can bring calm and increase gratitude. I accompanied my husband yesterday to a job site, where he put the finishing touches on beautiful custom bathroom cabinets he had designed, built, and installed himself. We were there about 15 min and I spent 10 of them recording the angles and varying light of the empty, half-finished house’s interior.
I am working on integrating artwork, as a means for grateful remembrance and reflection, in my daily/weekly practice. This is a depiction, via watercolor and pen & ink, of the Ft. Pierce Marina, of when my family worked at the Farmers Market & Jazz Market this past Saturday. Taking time, for remembering and recording (as one can) moments of beauty, is deeply enlightening and also healing. Take the time, in whatever way you can, in your own life. Dona nobis pacem.