Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Three Essentials

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life
are something to do, something to love,
and something to hope for.
-Joseph Addison

Something to Do:
Prepare delicious meals & desserts from scratch, home-caring, make my own home cleaners, set a pretty table, write & mail real letters, stitching, making out a grocery list, visiting family, offering hospitality, Bible-reading, gardening, be a facilitator in my children's educational and creative pursuits, laundry, run errands, search for the best prices when items are needed for the home & family, go walking, read a good book, take a nap, relax in a steaming shower, listen to music, bird-watching, pray...

Something to Love:
My husband and children, pets, family, friends, the sea, nature, writing, reading, the sunrise, the sound of rain on the roof top, good food, receiving letters from friends, trips to the library, scented candles, flowers, the fresh scent of line-dried laundry, the color pink, solitude, receiving a compliment, a good night's sleep, Spring & Autumn, holidays, family gatherings & celebrations, life...

Something to Hope For:
To become debt-free, a handmade Christmas, summer cook-outs, inspiration & creativity, to see an owl, to finish my book & become a published author, to grow old together with Alfred, to watch my children leave the nest and start families of their own, abiding joy, peace on Earth, an end to hunger, homelessness and abuse against animals and children, the elderly, and those with disabilities, that I may be a light in the darkness, to meet Jesus one day...


Rhonda in OK said...

That quote is so true for me, and I love the way you expounded on it.

hope you have a great day!

Lady Laurie said...

What a wonderful list of essentials ~ what life is really all about!

Raggedy Girl said...

What a lovely post and a really nice way to think over the priorities of your life.

Have A Terrific Tuesday
from Roberta Anne--The Raggedy Girl

sarah said...

Really beautiful (as always). You have such a lovely heart.