Monday, April 26, 2010

Why a clean house is just not that important.

I hardly ever read the Briefing publication the DMN throws in my yard every morning. But, for whatever reason, I decided to browse through it today and I'm glad I did.

Tyra Damm wrote a piece about how her husband was diagnosed with brain cancer and one of the pieces of advice she got from her doctor was "to give up at least three things - obligations, activities and chores that were extraneous." The article talks about how hard it is to let go of the meaningless things we let define us.

My favorite quote was this sound advice she got from a friend, "It's easy to have fun family time in a messy house. But it's unimportant to have a spotless house if there isn't love and fun in the air."

Amen, sister.