Finding the rituals that help me attend to the needs of my body, my family, my community, and more is the true housekeeping that often gets overlooked.
No, it wasn’t college and the idea that we could go back and do it all over again that had seduced us. It was the dreams.
The good I ought to do — the good I am willing to do — doesn’t require me to be a superhero. It just requires me to make the best decisions I can, to do what’s best for as many people as possible.
Advent both heightened and diminished the expectations of Christmas: I began waiting for something other than gifts and stockings.
If you’ve ever longed to make your days count, to suck the life out of every minute, and to reflect on the hours and realize you were there the whole time, paying attention, you’ll want to read Liturgy of the Ordinary.