Grace: from the word gratus; pleasing, grateful ~ Merriam-Webster online dictionary
Order: methodical or harmonious arrangement ~ Dictionary.com
When my house is in order, I feel liberated now I know why reading the definition. “Harmonious arrangement.” I love that definition. Order allows for grace to enter. I then feel grateful for what is.
Where is all this coming from?
Today Sarah talks about “A Sense of Order: Cultivating Contentment.” How women especially can be overwhelmed by their surroundings when chaos ensues, and who of you out there doesn’t have a touch of chaos in your life.
Order. It doesn’t have the Puritanical “should” attached to it. It doesn’t feel perfect. Instead it feels softer. Aligned. Flowing. Graceful.
Yes I’m babbling.
I may be babbling this morning, but after the holidays, it’s nice to feel a little order and grace. Perhaps because yesterday was a simplification day, I feel re-energized in my office. It isn’t perfect, but it feels pulled together.
If you feel constantly adrift but don’t know why, be willing to explore the role that order – or the lack of it – plays in your life. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach.
I admit. I like when things are in order. I also admit I let them stray a bit. Today I’m simply reminded of the grace and peace order can bring. I feel as though I can breath.
What brings order to my life?
- A clean desk
- Empty inboxes
- A clean kitchen
- Laundry complete (and put away)
- Soup simmering on the stove
- The absence of clutter
What brings order and grace to your home, office, life?