Sometimes there is no time to look for a new motive: so here you see again our kitchen, from another corner on a Sunday morning during a few minutes of semi-peace and silence…
When it is quiet on this blog, it usually means that real life is very busy.
For my taste, it is a bit too busy at the moment: with the everyday tasks as a mother of four, alhamdulillah, with a husband who often has to travel, with a whole school to manage and with some serious things to organise…
In the spare moments, when I finally find myself alone, quiet and able to breathe, (during daytime this only happens in the bathroom, and even there I sometimes have a baby with me…) I often feel too exhausted for everything. I then simply enjoy the peace of the moment and the silence around – these are the moments when I really thank God for the energy He gave me to carry so many different things, subhanallah, and these are also the moments when I realize that I have to use my energy wisely and to honour my body and mind for the work they do, alhamdulillah.
Over the years I learned that I really have to treat myself well, especially in times like these. I have to be kind with myself in order to be able to give love and to be good with others.
This wasn’t easy for me to learn and I often neglected my own needs. But I get better on with it and I try now to consciously listen to my own needs and to create some oases of peace (even small, short and tiny ones) in the midst of my hurry-blurry days full of musts and have-to’s.
This is my actual list of small little moments of bliss to treat myself:
- Smiling to myself in the mirror
- Drinking a big mug of fresh and warm milk coffee
- Looking at the happy face of our baby-boy, subhanallah
- Reading beautiful home interior magazines
- Eating a slice of Swiss chocolate
- Massaging my hands with some rich hand cream (Weleda is my favourite brand)
- Taking a little walk behind the house, to get another perspective of everything
- Watching a movie with the children in the evening
- Getting to bed early or sleeping a bit longer in the morning, to have at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep
- Rejuvenating myself 5 times a day during the minutes in prayer and prostration
- Decorating the table with lovely flowers or herbs from the garden.
What is the bliss that carries you through the day?
I keep you in my prayers, especially all the hard working moms out there, and I wish you satisfaction and joy in all what you do.