Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ALL WORK IS HOLY................................

Have not been here for quite sometime.  We have so much going on that blogging seems to have fallen to the bottom of the pile.  Just a quick update:

We have sold our current home.

We have purchased another home that is considerably smaller.

Currently we are going through things and selling or giving away what we know will not be necessary in our new wonderful little spot.

Although Brad and I are certainly not what I consider "old" I really wanted to do this while we were both still healthy and able to manage this huge task.
Which brings me to the purpose of this post....... 
As I spend my days packing and sorting  I am able to reflect on many things in life....and one of them is the concept of "hard work".  

I have always believed that ALL WORK is dignified...whether one is the Janitor or the boss...each has its place and is necessary in order for the Universe to stay as it should be.  I will admit that "physical" labor is a little more difficult for me now at this advanced age LOL LOL...but nevertheless...I will enjoy it.  

When I am feeling overwhelmed with what lies ahead of us....I will simply remind myself that ALL WORK IS HOLY and our spiritual fathers and mothers were firmly rooted in this belief.

hugs to all,



  1. I was very glad to hear from you today. I know exactly what you are going through. When my husband and I decided to downsize and move to a smaller place, I had to do so much sorting, packing, and giving away. It was heart-wrenching having to get rid of things that had brought me so much joy, but I knew there was no place for them in my new home. Hoping it all goes smoothly for you.

  2. I'd say you are working pretty hard! Very wise to make choices like this now instead of later. I know too many who have waited -- and it was much harder.

  3. Amen, Jo. I'm with you- I think all work is worthy and has its place. Blessings to you as you move into your new home. xo Diana

  4. It is hard to downsize but once it is over with it is such a relief. The Lord has told us how unimportant material things are and I really realized that when we decided to live in an RV. You can still surround yourself with beauty just on a smaller scale. And I have no doubt your new home will be filled with beautiful things.

  5. I've been doing some sorting and purging of possessions too -- Goodwill, here I come!

  6. Amen to that, dear Jo!
    I'm sure you are relieved that you sold your home...and having a smaller space is certainly part of the path to a simpler life. I am cheering you on with the work to be done...I know you will do it with take care of you... :)
    How exciting it will be to start fresh!
    Love and Blessings,
    - Irina

  7. yes, I echo Palomasea, amen to that, and pray your new home is your perfect little nest.

  8. Hugs Jo...wishing you blessings and light always!

  9. Congratulations on selling your home. I hope that the move goes smoothly. I know that moving is stressful and a lot of hard work so I hope it goes easy for you.

    xo Danielle

  10. Hi dear Jo,
    I am pleased that you were able to sell your house.
    looking forward to seeing your new one.
    Yes, as we get older, we need less in our lives.
    I hope it all goes well..
    wishing you a happy weekend..
    val xxxx

  11. How very lovely to be moving and taking your chosen treasures with you. I see you did this 4 years ago so I will enjoy seeing how that went! My other grandmother (Ma, I called her) loved The Gleaners... and The Angelus.


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