The beauty of an empty square on the calender is hard to describe to some. I have been euphoric, energized and calmed all at the same time by this marvelous little square. No meetings. No children activities to chaufer, no demands on my time unless I place them there.
I offer to tend a friend's child so she can prepare for a luncheon. I shampoo the carpets. I read, ponder and pray. I read stories to a little one. I condition the leather. I sneak into a child's room to perform a secret act of kindness. I switch the laundry, and take out the garbage.
Perhaps this would not be everyone's ideal day, but I got to choose today! Somehow focusing on all the home making tasks that need to be done is theraputic. I ponder on life, improvements to make, and blessings. I would be sad if every square on my filled up calender was blank. But one delicious square is to be savored like a treasured See's Nut and Nougat Bar.