Sure, we can live without planting the pots on our deck, or having curtains hung up in the guest house bedroom, or finishing painting the boys' new room, but I want to make sure our coming house guests know they're loved and anticipated. Last year's dead flowers in the deck pots just don't do it!
Sally wrote this in her most recent post: "Today, when you nurture, love and meet the needs of your beloveds with beauty, it will make a difference in how they face their whole day." I love that! My job as wife and mother can become mundane and bitter easily if I focus on the endless dishes, messes, and laundry, or it can become a beautiful life of service if I focus on the ones I serve and the reasons behind it.
So in that spirit, I'm folding and putting away laundry, cleaning up the deck and bringing home flowers to plant, finishing up the final curtain for the guest house (finally!), and planning something nice for dinner to celebrate this first day of June. And if we can figure out how, we're going to fit in taking our kids to the pool for a couple house this afternoon, because Friday is Daddy's day off, and it can't be all work, no play!
Happy June to you, too, as you look for ways to put Sally's wisdom into practice!