"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Those small things...

After all the excitement of this past week today I gave myself permission to stop, breathe, and allow my thoughts to return to some sense of normality. 
It wasn't easy though, because oh how I'm loving those precious 'new baby' cuddles with Cully May! 
She's a calm little angel who makes my heart go hippity hop along the road to grandmother bliss. I guess you can tell I'm in love?

But life must return to semi-normality (I mean, will it ever be the same with a grand baby just minutes away??) and I have a business to run, designs to stitch, a home to 'keep', and a husband to happily fuss over.

Actually, I think he's the one fussing the most lately, over me.
No complaints about that, though. Mr E is my knight in shining armour, a man who every day does little things that bless me and make life easier. He's my shoulder to lean on and my one true love. 

Which is why I made the "Great Love" stitchery into a mini pillow to sit on my bedside table.



It reminds me not only of Mother Teresa and her legacy of selfless love poured out every day upon the poorest of the poor, the sick and unloved, but of the many small acts of love my husband does for me - both seen and unseen. 



It inspires me to keep things simple, to remember that being kind and doing good doesn't have to be a huge undertaking which threatens to overwhelm me, but it can be many small things done unnoticed which make a positive difference to someone's life. 



It's a reminder to not be selfish, to love others more than myself.
A reminder I need to see every morning as I climb out of bed and begin a new day because I'm not always kind and some days selfishness rules in my heart...but that can change.

Do small things with great love.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

A word in season, every season.



The pattern for this little sack pillow will be inside August's issue of The Stitchery Club. 

have a blessed day,



11 comments:

Montse said...

Un cojin bellísimo Jenny !!!!!!!! y la frase preciosa ,,le felicito por ese bonito trabajo.
Besos desde Barcelona , España.

Lin said...

A lovely thought for the day Jenny - copied straight into my journal. Thank you. xx

Kathy said...

That is so cute. I love the sack style of the pillow too.

Brenda said...

Good Morning Jenny! What a wonderful message; I know it is one that I need to see and be reminded of. So thank you for sharing it. Mr. E in many ways that you describe him makes me think of my own husband. I thank the Lord every day for bringing him into my life! I am so thrilled at how you are describing your feelings and how life is going to change with a new grandbaby right next door. How exciting and so fabulous! Enjoy every moment, but Mr. E is right take care of yourself also! Have a fantastic creative day!

Jacque said...

So beautiful! And congratulations!

Love Bears All Things said...

Oh no, life will never be the same....I know how when you hold that little one, all is content in your world and you could just sit and cuttle...That's a cute pillow and it is all well said, little things are big when done with love.
Mama Bear

desertskyquilts said...

Thank you, Jenny. That was like having an extra Sunday. I look forward to stitching this one time and again. I'm so grateful to God for your blessings, and so grateful to Him that you are in my life to bless me.

Jude said...

Thank you Jenny, beautiful project and saying, guess your 'normal' a little different now, soak up those special 'new baby' cuddles while you can and adjusting to your 'new normal' with the support and help of Mr E. A wonderful time for you all including Blossom having her parents close by too, baby bliss, enjoy. Judithann x

Martha M Roberts said...

Love the pillow. Love the pics of Blossom and of Cully May. Love how you love Mr. E and how he loves you. I also have a thoughtful and kind husband--most days ;^). Jenny, you are a blessing everyday!

Winifred said...

Glad you have some time to spend with Cully May. Yu need some "you" time as you recover.
Your little pillow is so beautiful & goes well with that beautiful quotation.

Carla said...

Sorry you didn't enjoy your time with Cully May. LOL Your little pillow is precious