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(edith wharton)


Monday, 16 March 2009

peace in the familiar...comfort in the mundane

it is suprising how the simple, ordinary tasks can bring comfort and focus in times of stress...

folding the clothes early this morning, I realised that my mind had stilled and my breathing had slowed... I was thinking of Paul. My mind wasn't worrying and I wasn't jumping from one task to the next. I was focused... I was praying but not in the normal way...

Today as I go about my housework, I will be thinking of Paul alot, I know... but now, I won't be stressing or panicking, I will simply turn to a familiar task.... to take me back to my centre of peace. a candle is lit on my altar for him.. as I go about my chores, I will add little touches of beauty.. flowers in an old jar.. to bring peace & beauty to our lives today

today Paul (Dutch husbands brother), faces his brain surgery. hopefully to successfully remove 95% of the tumour.. chemo and radiation will follow. he will most likely lose control of his left side... thankyou so much for the continuing prayers & thoughts, for candles lit & love sent.

16 comments:

Winterwood said...

thinking of Paul today especially and love your post - the peace of it shines through.

kim said...

(((((((((hugs))))))))))and healing light

Tracy said...

Sending my thoughts & prayers out to Paul and family.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Love sent. Thinking of you and your family.

gemma said...

Yes It's something I learned from my mother. When things get tough start cleaning out cupboards,
washing, ironing, folding,
it's like a prayer. Ya know how the ladies scrub the steps of the temple as a prayer? Love to you!

Serena said...

I agree, it's amazing how the simplest of tasks can put us into a meditative or reflective state.

I am praying with you that Paul's surgery is successful.

love, light and peace,
serena

peppylady said...

Haven't yet had chance to use my clothes line but for some reason I like to watch sheets flapping in the wind to me it's comforting.

Coffee is on.

Sheila said...

I'm praying for Paul too.
I followed your link so I could read about his surgeon. He sounds like just the man to do the job.
I prayed to that his hands would be guided and steady to do what
needed to be done. Please let us know how Paul is when you can.
love and hugs
xx

Moonroot said...

Praying too.

Amanda said...

Oh I have missed a lot by being offline for so long - I had no idea this was going on - I will be holding good thoughts for all, including you, and sending my love.

Genie Sea said...

It's wonderful how simple daily tasks can become sacred meditation. My prayers are still with you all :)

Angela said...

Sending my thoughts of love and healing for Paul. I, too, take comfort these days in the homemaking, nesting tasks of everyday life.

Fire Byrd said...

Since I've had your email all I want to say is THANK GOD!!!
love
xx

Annie said...

And we have now read of the successful removal since you posted this. Prayers of joy and gratitude ring in from around the world.

Love
Annie

Pam said...

Yes, I am late adding to this, but prayer and support is a blanket of love. I continue to hold your dear Paul in my thoughts and prayers Robyn, and wish him healing and steady progress now that the tumour is removed.

Tori said...

I am sorry I couldn't add to this earlier. I hope things went well.
<3