Friday, August 7, 2009

Love List

My mom periodically gives me a magazine called Above Rubies. This edition featured an article on a Love List. The idea comes from Mother Theresa's quote "It's not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing." Basically instead of focusing on a To Do List filled with tasks (that I never get done) it forces you to look over your day and think of all the unseen acts of love. To quote the article it says " I believe this list would be more telling as to how productive the day actually was."

I've been thinking about this A LOT!! I am such a doer and I love nothing more than a clean house with laundry done, and meals planned. I am actually a doer to a fault...BIG TIME. It's hard for me to be still and easier to keep things in order than it is to stop and read a book when the dishes are pilled high, or hold a little one after a nap instead of rushing off to cook dinner.

So today I added something to my love list. I decided to pull out the inflatable pool, blow it up and fill it (we don't have a hose mind you) and let the kids go crazy. It was worth all the sweat to hear the giggles and laughs. This created more to my to do list but I hope it was a fun day for them!

What about you..what's on your love list??

PS- The kids must have started their own list, because they all took a nap this afternoon. What a way to love mama!


MochaPrincess said...

I am a lot like you. I thought I was reading my own blog. I will stop doing all those things at least for tonight and enjoy and pay attention to my best friend/hubby's needs. Thanks Beth! You rock and keep a sistah accountable!

GREY said...

so freakin' cute it's unbearable!!!!

Angie said...

Loved catching up with you a couple weeks ago! A fam favorite at our house is the sprinklers! I have to ignore the dirty feet and grass everywhere, but the kids love it!