Finding Peace in the Drawer


As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. Proverbs 27:17

I read this proverb earlier this week, and today it arrived in my email as the KLOVE power verse for the day. When a scripture is brought to my attention more than once in a short space of time, I take heed. After posting yesterday regarding the war in the plastic ware drawer, I was seeking today’s topic, and this morning it was dropped into my lap(top). 

Many of you commented, and shared that you struggle with the same things. I found comfort in the fact that I’m not the only one trying to find balance in life while accomplishing the things we deem necessary, along with a little time for fun thrown into the mix.  And get some sleep, while we’re at it.

Tracy suggested trying some small changes, and taking the time to truly evaluate them. This morning, I am going to put some new things into practice. Rather than plan thirty minutes of exercise per day, I’m going to aim for sixty minutes three times a week. I’m sure there’ll be enough housework and gardening on the other days to maintain a decent level of activity.

The guest speaker at our writers group last night compared his writing from one venue to another. Here in the city, his writing tends to be dark, but in a mountain cabin, the beauty of nature works its way into his poetry and prose. Another small change–I decided that I wouldn’t let the recliner swallow me today. I brought the laptop (which has been such a blessing!) to the little desk on the antique side-by-side in my bright and colorful sewing room.  Before writing, I had to remove the ironing pile from the chair, and in so doing, cut it in half by putting away the long sleeves and long pants for another season. I like this!

Next, I’m going to toss some of those unruly plastic bowls so The Drawer will have a more appealing look, and then I’m going to take a tip from Ed and find myself a wife! 🙂

Have a blessed day!

Dove image via Google Images/brainardbrewing.com




6 thoughts on “Finding Peace in the Drawer

  1. Balancing time seems to be an issue everyone must solve. I like the changes you made. They make sense. I shouldn’t complain. I may not get everything done I’d like to do, but I’m not pressed by a grueling schedule. I shall not complain. Thank you for another good post, Patti. Blessings…

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    1. I’m not pressed by a schedule, either, and am very thankful for that. My body’s limitations cause frustration in that I can’t always do what I’d like, or I do too much and have to deal with the repercussions. It seems to take forever to accomplish anything. I shall run my race…in my weakness, He is strong. Blessings to you, Carol.

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