I had plans for today.
Plans that included stunning reveal photos of our new back porch, complete with fabulous farmhouse style table for 10 topped with a gorgeous fall centerpiece.
Well friends, that and a pair of Spiderman shoes’ll give you this.
Sometimes (and I promise it is not merely the former English teacher in me) I think definitions can be helpful…
For example – maison: (noun) house
de: (prep) of
pax: (noun) peace
But I think we often have to redefine the definitions. Does that even make sense?
We have to remember that peace may not mean perfection.
That peace may not mean the absence of chaos.
That peace may not mean completed projects, perfect photo shoots, and magazine-worthy centerpieces.
Peace sometimes means a quick table set after your husband gives you 30 roses for your 30th birthday last month…
Or a simple fall wreath made as desperately needed creative therapy…
Peace sometimes means no new outdoor table built because you were too busy filling your home with friends, family, and laughter these past few weeks.
Peace sometimes looks like little sand piles all over your new back porch because your kids have “built castles” to their hearts’ content.
Peace often looks like giving thanks.
Giving thanks that we have a back porch for dirty Spiderman shoes to sit on.
Giving thanks that we have family and friends to keep us busy.
Giving thanks that the sand covering our porch (and entire home) brought smiles to the lips of two little boys…
May you (and I!) remember to redefine our sense of peace and thankfulness this month and throughout the year.
For more thoughts on what it means to be Thankful at Home, visit these other inspiring women this week:
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