I’m on a major reading streak this month, finishing at least one book a day so far (which is massive for me!). Today’s read breaks up my fiction pile. I borrowed this from @Cathron months ago, and now that I’m reading it, I don’t know why it took me so long!
#longdaysofsmallthings by #catherinemcniel is an easy, but encouraging read for mothers (particularly of small children), who are recognizing that the disciplines they once were able to incorporate to maintain a healthy sense of spirituality...are lost somewhere under a pile of laundry & diapers. I was wary that this might be another #motherhoodblogger book, full of “how to have it all and be great too,” or the subtle “motherhood: you’re doing it wrong,” vibe that’s so common, but so far it’s NOT. Instead McNiel offers perspective shifts and simple concepts to incorporate practices (that we’re all already doing, just not always with intention). I’m still thinking over some of what I’ve read today.
For example, much of the book is all about being present, meditative, and in the moment. Great advice, and not a new concept, right? Except the situation chronicled is of a mother doing the dishes, focusing on the feeling of the plates, textures, temperatures, and breathing, all with the understanding that it is an act of service and therefore worship. Beautiful concept...but dishes are AUDIOBOOK TIME 😂😂😂🤷🏻♀️I kid (because truly, there are some golden nuggets of wisdom in here!) but #thestruggleisreal 📖
Like I said...I’m thinking about it😂 SWIPE for my #25infive choices! I’m looking at #circe and #thegoldfinch! #25infivers #25infivereadathon #25in5