Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Thoughts on Procrastinating in Housework...

"George MacDonald puts this great principle aptly:

"You have a disagreeable duty to do at twelve o'clock. Do not blacken nine, and ten and eleven with the color of twelve. Do the work of each and reap your reward in peace."

Come down from the pillar of observation. You might enact Simeon Stylites there for twenty years to come and be none the wiser or happier for the outlook. Refuse obstinately to take the big contract. Let each morning and evening be a new and complete day. In childlike simplicity live as if you were to have no to-morrow so far as worrying as to its possible outcome goes. Make the best of to-day's income. Not one minute of to-morrow belongs to you. It is all God's. Thank him that His hands hold it, and not your feeble, uncertain fingers."

~ Marion Harland

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  1. I love this!
    Stopping in from Domestically Divine

    1. Thanks for visiting ;) Have a wonderful week!

  2. I really like those quotes! Thank you for the reminder. Procrastination is my forte :(

    Lindsey @ Road to 31

  3. Thank you for this! Procrastination is one of my biggest weaknesses. I even procrastinate things I want to do. Thank you for this quote.

  4. You might like the quotes on a homemaker's work that I found in Anna Robertson Brown's book "What Is Worth While?" that belonged to my grandma: http://virginiaknowles.blogspot.com/2009/11/what-is-worth-while.html

    Here is one:

    The question of life is not, How much time have we? -- for in each day each of us has exactly the same amount: we have "all there is." The question is, What shall we do with it? Shall we let this priceless gift slip away from us in haphazard deeds,
    or shall we adopt some plan of saving and of systematic doing in our lives?


    Every day is a test-day; every hour is an examination-hour. God puts each fresh morning, each new chance of life, into our hands as a gift, to see what we will do with it.

    1. Those are lovely Virginia! Thanks for sharing. I will have to make a visit over :)


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