I don’t know about you, but somedays I am just plain tired, weak and most definitely uninspired as a mother and wife, too.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my life, but still the daily grind can sometimes sadly zap so much of my spirit leaving me most definitely drained and weak.
However, then I will turn around to have a moment take my breath away and makes it all worth it.
Take for instance, one night recently after a particularly long day, where all I wanted to do was crawl into bed and collapse.
But my girls had other ideas and kept trying to put off bedtime like most kids will do when bedtime is indeed looming.
I finally got them into their beds in their shared bedroom and thought I was in the clear to lay down to finally get some much needed rest.
Still yet, as I was lying in my bed, I could hear my girls chattering away with each other while they were in their beds. At one point, I heard my younger daughter sharing with her older sister that she was afraid of the dark (even though there is a night light in their room). My older daughter proceeded to sing to her little sister to try to calm and soothe her scared sister.
As much as I truly just wanted to collapse that night, I still couldn’t help, but smile and marvel at the sisterly, sibling bond that connects my two daughters after hearing the above incident that was just a small, but yet grand gesture by my older daughter to help her little sister.
Coincidentally I was asked right before this to read and review the book, Open Boxes: the gifts of living a full and connected life, by Christine Organ, which is a celebration of the human spirit.
See Open Boxes is a collection of stories that doesn’t just tell readers – but shows readers – how to live fully and connect deeply by reveling in the sacred within our everyday lives about everything from spirituality and parenting, self-acceptance and friendship, shopping at Old Navy and bowling with preschoolers.
One of the stories actually found the author pretty much musing over a similar experience with her own two sons and described how this experience impacted her profoundly.
I truly loved how, I could relate to the author’s experience with her own kids and very much agree with her that I, too, hope and pray that my two girls will not just be siblings, but so much more to each other as they are growing up.
And this was just one of many stories that was shared in Open Boxes that I could not only connect to on some level, but enjoyed on a deeper, spiritual level.
And as I continued to read this book and the author’s experiences, I became even more inspired to gently lift the lid off of my compartmentalized life and tie together the torn and tattered pieces that lie inside in order to try to live more fully and even connect more deeply with the people and world around me, because Open Boxes is truly filled with stories of comfort, struggle, heartache, joy, insight, compassion, resilience, and redemption. See like a cup of coffee with a good friend, her stories will soothe and inspire, uplift and motivate, entertain and encourage.
Trust me, this is just a feel good book that will make you look at even the most mundane daily happenings in your life and how it is all a part of a greater force than you could even begin to imagine.
I can’t help, but recommend this book to all, who are looking for an uplifting read.
This post was written for the One Word Blog Linkup that is hosted by Lisa of The Golden Spoons (who is off this week on vacation), Marcia of Blogitudes and yours truly, too.
The words for this week are: Trust or Scream; Please feel free to linkup and join us this week.
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