"we should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry" --E. B. White
I tore that quote out of a real simple magazine, and put it up in my kitchen. I don't agree with it completely, but I really really like it. we should do what gives us joy, but we should also bring joy to others, and serve, and a lot of other things.
we used to have a grape vine at the house I grew up in on milford church road. but I remember liking to pick honeysuckle better than picking grapes. and sorting laundry was NEVER my favorite. however, the smell of fresh laundry dried on the line, or watching my mom hang it with wooden clothespins in her mouth in the big backyard...those memories definitely bring me joy.
since I started cloth diapering charlotte we recently put up a small clothesline. and it makes me happy every time I see it. I love hanging her diapers up to dry in the sunshine. we have had some beautiful weather and I've taken advantage of it as often as I can. swinging, sliding, drying diapers, and just being barefoot in the yard bring me joy.