Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The art of appreciating what you have


  • Give away something you no longer need.
  • Change everyone's pillowcases midweek. Fresh, cool pillowcases make the heat more bearable.
  • Iron a casual shirt. Even a well-worn t-shirt, when pressed, just feels better.
  • Bring home a stack of coffee table books from the library. Challenge the kids to match crayons to the colors in a painting.
  • Compliment someone you know. Encouraging words are rarer than gifts.
  • 9 comments:

    ancient one said...

    Good Post !! Now I need to put some of those wise words into practice!

    Ewokgirl said...

    Beautiful thoughts. I especially like the last one. I know I always appreciate encouragement, so I try to remember to give it. Today I just mailed prayer cards to all the kids in my Sunday school class to let them know that we're thinking of them and praying for them since they started back to school this week. I hope they feel loved and encouraged when they receive them.

    Paula in MN said...

    "Bring home a stack of coffee table books from the library. Challenge the kids to match crayons to the colors in a painting." THIS is a great idea. Thanks!

    thehomespunheart said...

    I love these thoughts - just what I needed to be reminded of this morning! Thank you -

    Linda said...

    Very nice thoughts. I think ironed things feel more special. That reminds me, have you used your mangle and if so, how is it working out? I'd love to get one to iron my sheets.

    Missy said...

    Meredith

    These are such good words-- tears actually sprang to my eyes as I read them.

    I had one of those moments yesterday-- I read a book review of a book I very much wanted to peruse, and checked, and it was available at our local library. I sat back and thought about our tiny book budget, and how often I have enjoyed wonderful books for free at the library.

    Thanks so much for your daily ideas, which give so many creative ways to choose simplicity and gratitude.

    Coupon Addict said...

    I really like your blogs. This is a lovely post.

    Angela said...

    Very encouraging post!

    carrie said...

    Lovely ideas, Meredith--thank you.