Making bread #100sharesproject 33/100

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There is a reason you were born and a bunch of things you’ve got to do today regardless. ~Robert Brault
Saturday 21 May 2016
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Today was a day for endless errands, baking bread and making pies.  I actually quite enjoy a good catch up day.  Especially when days have been full and fast.  Trimming hedges, changing the sheets and putting up laundry become orientation.  Washing dishes and working in the garden set things in order pulling the rhythm of the week back into alignment.
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sourdough rosemary focaccia

“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.”
 
Laura Ingalls Wilder, Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder – Volume One: On Wisdom and Virtues
I spend much of my week with people helping them identify their calling and vocation.  It is an important part of what I am called to do.   And I also put my hand to many ordinary tasks.  Ordinary movements that come with everyday life that build a foundation of gratitude and presence.
May you BE in your life today,
Betsy
By | 2016-10-19T14:20:24+00:00 May 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

About the Author:

I create containers for words and paint and I fill them. I craft safe, sacred spaces for people to wrestle, create, heal and shout from the mountain tops.   And I teach people to do all of these things for themselves.
  • Kathy Mercure

    So happy to see your posts again, Betsy! (They were going into my junk folder strangely.)

    • Kathy! Glad you found the posts. I always appreciate your insights and celebrations! I remember loving the Little House books and show. Finding the quote shifted the story from a girls perspective to a woman’s perspective. There is a beautiful orientation that comes from sinking in to the ordinary.