Necessary Boredom

September 9, 2008 at 10:07 am Leave a comment

Sometimes, there is a period of needful rest, boredom, and even perhaps loneliness which must often occur before one decides that “the things” that have been put off are better to do than to remain in this state, unproductive. Therefore, it is important that one get rested, bored, and tired of lonely, to the fill on occasion in order to ever reach those “XYZ” priority goals.  I’m working hard at it. I am not there yet.  But getting close.

Currently:  I’m enjoying the exercise…and my hot cup of tea…and a little inspiration from Ali Edwards, whose scrapping style I adore.  I’m not feeling so swell today, so the sitting and feeding my mind is a welcome distraction.

Yup, I’m starting to think about painting the mud roomm and doing some needed touch up and drywall repair. The thought has entered my mind. But, as I said, I’m not quite there yet.  The thought of Christmas approaching and my not being pulled together for the holidays IS a motivating factor.  Indeed.  I remember it here and there.

And then go back to enjoying the beginnings of crisp days of fall, light button ups, and hot tea.  My porch swing is sounding appealing, with a quilt.  Mmmm.  Just as soon as I finish my albums.

Oh, I hope to get caught up on their memory albums this fall before other activities pull too hard at me!  I’m working hard at it!  I have done Red’s preschool and 1st grade, Boy Wonders 5th (and I’m not sure what of his early years are mixed in his regular albums…I may need to pull those out), and Godlilocks K and 4th grade years.  Still.  Much.  To.  Do.

I really have a heart’s desire to get this project done so we can enjoy them.  Photos on the computer don’t really do any good, and I love the history of those moments.  To celebrate life is an important discipline for me in the midst of the mundane.  It feeds me and them.

What are you doing that feeds you right now?  What inspirations has God laid on your heart?  Where are you growing…as a person, and in delight?  Are you delighting in the everyday?  How so?

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ME: “MAGGIE”

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Sifting the joy from the mundane:

recording, photographing, learning, creating.

I am married to the love of my life, as we raise three children, learning the ways of grace.

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Magnanimity (derived from the Latin roots magn- great, and anima, soul) is the virtue of being great of mind and heart. It encompasses, usually, a refusal to be petty, a willingness to face danger, and actions for noble purposes. Its antithesis is pusillanimity. Both terms were coined by Aristotle, who called magnanimity "the crowning virtue."

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:

MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.[1] (Source: Wikipedia)

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"We shall not waste our time in looking for extraordinary experiences in our life, but live by pure faith, ever watchful and ready for His coming by doing our day-to-day duties with extraordinary love and devotion." ~Mother Teresa

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