I waffled on writing this one. Because there are a ton of books written by a ton of people way smarter than I about finding peace. Inner Peace, world peace, Ultimate Peace. That’s not really what I meant (although, since you asked, I myself think we can only really find peace with the One who created us and saved us from the resultant mess we made of things). I also didn’t want to give anyone the impression that things around here are always…well, peaceful. That I do not shriek, cry, stomp and, when all that fails, occasionally park everyone in front of the television and eat a bowl of cereal in my room.
What I meant was that there are a few things in place around here that either make life a little brighter or make things go a little smoother. That’s all. Here they are:
1.) Be polite. Say “please” and “thank you” to your kids. And your spouse. Especially your spouse.
2.) Decompress. During the summer, the kids and I all had quiet time after lunch. The younger ones napped, the older ones read. Now that they’re in school, they come home and still need a little time to themselves before we all have snacks and do homework.
3.) Play classical music. It calms kids down. Even if it doesn’t, it’ll calm you down. It’s also supposed to make you smarter so that’s something.
4.) Have your little spot. I don’t leave my stuff in the kids’ rooms, they don’t leave toys or books in my room. We all have our little spaces.
5.) Nurture some nature. I can’t explain it but having plants in the house or birds at a bird feeder is just good for the soul.
Anybody else have any tips for making things smoother or a little happier?
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