Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Be Satisfied

:: Be Satisfied ::

Up unto this point I have used this blog mostly for documenting and sharing our humble attempt at living simply, homeschooling, crafting, and raising a family. I don't always share my personal opinions or thoughts with the internet or people in general because I try and maintain my personal space. But this year, I want to use my blog for more than just the recording of the daily life. I wasn't really sure where to start. But on Sunday during Mass when there was actually a quiet moment with our youngest happily looking at books and our oldest off at Children's Liturgy of the Word (it is sometimes hard to maintain a reverent attitude when you have small children to worry over and I am sometimes overly worried with our children rustling about during Mass). I was able to absorb what Fr. Smith was saying to us. To me. 

He had many wonderful points but when the words "be satisfied" were said it hit me like a lightning bolt. My mind began mauling over those two simple words "be satisfied". I realized immediately that these words for should be my guiding words for 2014. We live in a world of accumulating more and more yet our satisfaction with those "things" are never fulfilled. We are always hungry for something else. Never being satisfied in our personal relationships, home life, professional life, or social life.  I am just as guilty as the next person with wishing we had "more" of something. It is hard to step back and say my life is good and I don't need to compare myself to others especially when social media makes it so easy to dissatisfied by comparing yourself to others. My husband and I had a talk recently about how things like Facebook can make you feel like it is a constant competition to achieve more and gather more and fall into the trap of negativity. But these words "be satisfied" can quell those feelings if I keep them in the front of my mind. I am right where I am supposed to be in my life. God plan has a plan for me and I must be to give up some control to let that happen. When this happens I can begin to feel my soul and heart open up and really receive the beauty of daily life and the gifts that this life has to offer. 

This year I want to walk down the path that leads me to "be satisfied".


  1. So beautiful Kathleen! I think it's easy to be in the "I want" mode of life, especially since our culture demands it through their ads. I love visiting blogs that echo simplicity-I think it's a worth while goal.

    1. Thank you, Karen! Easier said than done but it is worth my time to heed such words especially since time with young children is so fleeting these days.

  2. Beautiful and such a lovely path to walk.