Saturday, July 24, 2010
The wonder of the ordinary
"The more you tap into the wonder of the ordinary the more your creative soul flourishes." - Jenny Marshall of Little Jenny Wren blog
Please take a moment and click over to Jenny Marshall's blog and read her lovely words of wisdom on how to be creative everyday in the midst of making your house a home. And please, notice how inviting and warm her home appears in her photos. It's not "fancy" but I could be very happy there.
What do you think Dear Readers? When you look around your home, do you whine and grouse how ordinary it is and not trendy enough, not special enough, not "fill in the blank" enough?
But what about your family and friends? How do they feel when they are in your home? Do they comment on how comfortable and homey (not homeLY *wink* ) it is? Do they appreciate the small touches you make in setting out candles, or flowers or just dusting the flat surfaces?
And maybe your loved ones don't voice that they've noticed, but they come home and relax and you see the stress of life ebb away.
And if you have some of the "Fancy Home Police" come over and they purse their lips or look sideways at your home, just think.... A. they don't live here (thank goodness!) and B. This is a HOME, not a showplace.
Be happy in your space. Strive to make it comfortable and calming. Use what you have or can create. Open the windows (weather allowing) for fresh breezes. Use your favorite colors to add "spice" to each room. And don't let anyone else dictate what YOUR home should look like (including me!)
And above all, thank God that He has blessed you with your home, humble as it is.
For "A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless." ~May Sarton
Enjoy your home tomorrow....it's Sunday, a day to rest and enjoy one another in peace.
** "Unless one decorates one's house for oneself alone, best leave it bare, for other people are walleyed." ~D.H. Lawrence