Thursday, February 21, 2013
More Little Things?
On one hand, this makes me super efficient in tasks. I can scrub a bathroom top to bottom in 30 minutes, including the tub, so when we have company over it's really nice to be that efficient. But, most of the time, it just means that I'm not paying attention to anything but my tasks. I sometimes read blogs by people who find comfort and beauty in little mundane every day stuff. People who actually appreciate the feel of bread dough as they knead it, or see all of the moments in a day that are filled with beauty. They see wool socks and it's they're not just utilitarian items for keeping feet warm, they're something lovely and to be appreciated. It's not like I'm not grateful for anything, it's just that I don't stop and see the loveliness and beauty in every day stuff. I don't stop and smell the roses, so to speak. Socks are socks. They keep your feet warm. I guess what I'm saying is that I need to figure out a way to see a sock as more than just a sock, without over romanticizing the whole thing. I need to find more joy in the small things.