A beautiful, welcoming home just doesn’t happen. Although we love our homes to look effortlessly put together and free of clutter and chaos it takes a whole lot of work! Indeed! Today, let’s talk about the art of homemaking!
I for one, love homemaking. I realized early on in my young adult life that my home was truly a sanctuary and I was charged with its care. I think too often, we as primary caregivers, forget there is an art to what we do and a joy in almost every daily task. Let’s talk about the art of homemaking.
Homemaking is described as the establishment or management of a home. A very small definition for a very big endeavor! I love the expression “the ART of homemaking” because it elevates my work to an art form. I think many if not most of us often forget this.
Because our lives move at hyperspeed and we have others to tend to and jobs that take us away from managing our homes we can often feel frustrated when it comes to caring for them. Our home becomes an endless list of tasks that are also exhausting as they nag at our last nerves!
So while we can all agree that most of us have more to do than the hours God allows in a day we really need to relearn or reawaking ourselves to the joy and art of keeping a beautiful home!
Once in a while, I need to readjust my attitude and perceptions and focus on the extreme blessing my home is! And maybe you need to do the same. Let’s have a gut check about our homes.
Palacial or humble or in between our home is a gift! Their worth goes so far beyond their market value. Who can quantify peace and shelter and the ability to gather with our loved ones? How do you measure comfort and laughter? Where else can we really feel relaxed as well as we can in our own homes?
Let’s get beyond comparing and judging and looking at ourselves and others with such a critical eye. Because homemaking is an ART it has many interpretations! It is as individual as the people who keep our home fires burning!
Homemaking is not a lost art either. We just keep defining it for our lives and times. And it should not carry with it a negative connotation. Homemaking is a great blessing! It’s about nurturing others and ourselves. And that IS an art!!!!
I think homemaking seems like such an old-fashioned concept because over the recent years it has been thought of as menial and less important than other things we pour our energy into.
Let’s get very honest! I have a few questions for you.
- do you look at tasks in your home as drudgery or a way of upkeeping the gift of your home
- do you elevate even small things you do around your home so they bring you joy
- do you dread the bigger tasks about your home or do you focus on the positive end results
- do you work at keeping a tidy home daily
- do you ask for help around your home
- do you wait until tasks get so big they become overwhelming or do you have intentionality about working on them a little at a time
- is your home important to you
- do you share your home in hospitable ways to others
- is your mindset about your home positive
- are you managing your home or is your home left as an afterthought
- do you enjoy your home
- does perfection stop you from loving your home and loving all who pass through your front door
- is your home’s appearance more important than how it welcomes others
I hope I’ve given you lots of things to think about today!
Your attitude influences your home and everyone in it. Let’s start looking at even the most mundane task as a way to love our homes, others, and ourselves! I want to find joy in my home, it’s management and serving my family!
I want to be known for being a master at the art of homemaking. How about you?
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