Monday, June 20, 2011

time flies

my very wise son, isaac, remarked recently that it's not just fun
stuff that makes time fly but activities that consume us.   he was
using the illustration of taking a test that required all his
attention and realizing that four hours passed so quickly.

he wouldn't exactly call that test, 'fun', but the time sure flew.

today i scrubbed, made beds, and organized my home for hours,
but it sped by like minutes.  the back of my hands are sore and
chafed, but i didn't even notice them when it happened.

i feel full, fat, and happy, but none if it was really 'fun'.

why do we seek  'fun' so desperately?  it would be better to 
search for good, hard work that yields satisfying results, i think.  or better yet do what our Lord so beautifully urged, "seek first His kingdom and His 
righteousness, and all these things will be added . . . " mt. 6:33

i always wanted to say "selah",


Cinnamon said...

What a beautiful picture of a happy smiling family! Love that~

We have been discussing this in my home lately, having fun no matter what you do. Today as I rolled our homemade tortilla dough into balls, my 2yr old came up to me and said "mama can I play with you?" I thought to myself, 'How sweet and yes I should be having fun shouldn't I?'

Hope your hands are feeling better~


Farm Girl said...

I love, love that picture. Is that your family? Is that you? If it is you are adorable. I had to laugh at what you said, because I worked all day too and before I knew it, it was time for dinner. I never stopped all day, Work is good.

Meg said...

What a nice, happy picture!

Sounds just like my day! I guess Monday's are just for cleaning. :)

My husband and I feel the same way about work. We're not really "party" people but to us our fun is just doing the normal day to day work that goes along with life!

Town and Country Mom said...

Yes, this is a great reminder, lea. Unfortunately, for me, sometimes time spent on reading/writing blogs makes too much time pass too quickly. I have to be careful!

Vee said...

Is this the entire gang? What a group! You all look as if you know how to have fun no matter what you do. I'm not sure about our search for "fun," though I am certain that more of our activities will feel meaningful and worthwhile when done with a positive mindset. I'll go off and take my own lesson now. Thanks for always discussing something with "meat on its bones."

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Love the picture...oh the joy of a large family...I must do one of those with our gang soon, just a silly picture

Oh I so agree with this post...God has been working that in my heart lately, well said. There is such contentment found in just doing what we need to satisfies the soul.

I love the feel "full and happy"....I am sure you aren't is a great feeling.

High Heeled Life said...

My dear friend thank you for visiting.. I have been trying to keep up with visits and blog reading... I love your idea of the small pocket bible .. I'm going to see about getting one myself and keeping it with me.

Time does fly by ... but you choice of verse is so true .. happiness is a by product of how we live our lives.. a good reminder.

Wishing you a fabulous time in the mountains , hope you'll share some beautiful photos in your posts. xo HHL

Debbie said...

Good morning! I just LOVE that pic of your family...really good! I was thinking that just yesterday as I am trying to finish up all my sewing projects. Time is just whipping by. I LOVE a busy, productive, work filled day! Have a good day! HUGS

Sonja said...

what a beautiful bunch! LOVE the picture of everyone just hanging! It's the stuff that makes me the happiest too, just being with our kids and theirs.

Now the scrubbing part is looming, so this week is for THAT! :(


Sandy said...

In all the time I have been reading
your wonderful words I don't ever
remember seeing a picture of you.
Thanks for putting a face with the
warm and sweet thoughts you present
your blog friends with. You and
your family are all beautiful.
And I agree with all you've said
today, as usual.
Enjoy your time together.

Darcie said...

I completely agree with this post! Is there nothing more satisfying then when we have worked hard, and we can look back and see just what we have complished.

Love the picture of what I am guessing is you and your sweet family!

Packrat said...

Wonderful picture! You are right; time does fly by. And, it is moving faster and faster. God Bless!

Jen said...

Time does fly by ... as I am watching my children grow it only seems to pass quicker. I love your happy photograph. It just serves as a reminder that we should all slow down and enjoy the time we have instead of wasting it or complaining about it.


Lisa said...

It's so great when you get stuff done, isn't it? Sounds like you have been busy, Lady! LOL!
PS What a beautiful picture of your sweet family. I hope you guys are having a good summer.:)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Time does fly....what a great picture

Felisol said...

I agree.
The desperate search for fun has become both a drug and heavy industry.
We need to stay put in the real world and find fun in our daily work, our family the company of good friends and then play when the chores are done.
That is true fun.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Beautiful family and I do believe work is severely under rated!

Southern Lady said...

This is so true. The feeling of satisfaction after a hard days work can actually be fun to me! Carla

Jenn said...

So true! I love the feeling of getting a whole bunch of work completed! Great picture!

Jenners said...

Your son is wise. Getting deeply involved in something does make time fly by ... I love that feeling!

Darcie said...

I had to come over here and tell you that I don't ever think I have seen my husband get so excited over a comment on my blog as he did over your last comment. Neither of us really could figure out just what to use on our hardwood floors. Guess what he went out and bought...;-). Thanks for the idea.

MyMaracas said...

I know just what you mean. My work day goes by so much faster when it's busy. And the weekends just fly, though they're filled with errands and work in the house and yard. Happiness can indeed come without "fun".

Thanks for stopping by at my place! I'll be back to catch up.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

That is a very happy picture, Lea. Summer time is extra happy times! I am ready, bring on the vacation.
Have a wonderful upcoming week xxxxx

Champagne Macarons said...

Beautiful photo! Yes, even things that aren't as fun consume our time.. even studying.
I hope you had a lovely weekend!
xoxo, B

Bree said...

What a lovely picture! Blessings, blessings :) Been out for a while but have gotten caught up on your blog-love the verse you picked for your party crashers and the trenches! And of course, repeated stories make them stick :) Praying all is well,

Lynn said...

Boy, I wish time sped by for me when I was cleaning, scrubbing, etc. :o I must admit, though, it does fly by when I'm doing the creative parts of homemaking (cooking, quilting), and I know that I must discipline myself to do the parts I don't enjoy so much (cleaning, scrubbing). Thank you for your lovely thoughts.

Jordania said...

Ok, I am doing my catching up on your blog. It is so rich! Thanks for sharing your wisdom.