Nutmeg illustrates Simple Living Sundays. She is the leader in our household.
Sunday is one of my favorite days of the week! It’s one day of the week we make time to have serious reflection about our lives and those that we love. We get so busy during the week we only have time for quick passing thoughts of friends and loved ones. Sunday is our day to make the time and follow-up with those thoughts by phone, email and hand-written notes. It’s the time we reach out to those we care about and let them know we are thinking of them and find out what is going on in their lives because they are important to us.
It’s not a chore but an honor and a privilege to be a part of family and friends lives.
We also reflect what we did really well the previous week and what we hope to accomplish in the upcoming week. Our family creates simple “lists”. Seldom are everything on the lists completed. Lists are our goals that we as individuals and as a family want to accomplish. Without our lists there is mass confusion, congestion and nothing gets done.
Do you have a special day and place in your home that you reflect about your family and friends? Do you have a journal/photo album to store your updated special reflections? Memories are to be cherished and not lost in the sea of forgetfulness over time.
There have times in my life that someone did something very thoughtful and touching for me and I dropped the ball in telling them how very much I enjoyed and appreciated their actions. Lists are my guide to staying in touch and sharing with them in a timely fashion.
Before the day is over and we all start rushing into Monday with our crazy schedules, is there someone you want to treat to a coffee or lunch, perhaps hand-deliver some gorgeous flowers from your garden, share a delicious (REAL) apple pie that you made, or to call or write? Put them on the list and do it this week! Our world is a much better place when we are taking care of each other. It’s Simple Living.