Peace in a Generous Heart

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This morning we rose to snowfall! How wonderful it is to be trapped by the snow on a Saturday morning. With the kiddies visiting their grandparents, our house was as quiet and peaceful as the snowfall.

When I finally rose, after 11 hours of sleep (hurray!) I found a generous offering on our kitchen table. Hubs made my favorite breakfast (eggs over easy with cheese, avocado, ham & hotsauce) and served it up like a regular Bed and Breakfast proprietor. Did I tip the chef? You bet I did.

The only thing I could feel after a restful night, a peaceful morning, and a full tummy was gratitude. How generous we were to one another. Some days feel so busy that generosity slips away. 3 kids, 5 schedules, 4 meals, and at least 4 car rides to someplace each day doesn’t always leave room for generosity.

Or does it?

The spirit of generosity can be kept alive if I make the effort. And so I shall! Generous hearts bring nothing but peace to the heart and mind. So here’s my plan– to be conscious and make the effort. To keep generosity alive each day.

What brought you peace this week? Share the peace!

Peace in a Quiet Breakfast

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It’s not often that my kitchen is quiet. But, this week, I finished a few errands and found myself in solitude on a weekday at 10 a.m. There are always so many things I can accomplish with an hour to myself.

On this grey little winter day, I elected to bag my responsibilities to make a perfect breakfast. Here’s what I did:

This assortment sounds preposterously idiotic. But, it was a craving I could satisfy with a little time and even less effort. And I ate it alone while I played Christmas Carols on Pandora. It was absurdly peaceful and made me grateful.

It’s so easy to forget how simple peace is. It comes in too many forms, and it’s all there for the taking. Today, I found mine and ate it up.

What brought you peace this week? Share the peace!