My latest mission, as a mother and teacher of my kids, is to remember this
(which I conveniently found in a Reader's Digest while I was, well,...you know):
"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."
Can I please have this written in BOLD CAPS throughout my entire house?!
Can I please have this stamped on my childrens' hearts as they saunter about the entire house doing those "ordinary acts?"
There's something empowering about a principle. It gives power to the doing. Purpose. Consistent, purposeful living. That's what I want my kids to know, to retain.
So, cleaning the toilet, clearing your dishes, setting play-station time limits, picking up your socks, hugging your mom, are all key components of soul-development?
I believe it.
I'm out to build character...one child at a time:).