Burps, sneezes, falls, accidentally changing the channel on the remote, typos, too much salt in the boiling water, and even ink blots.
When we first met (and immediately married) this really confused me. But when I questioned it, my brother in law that lived with us at the time interrupted instantly and let me know, “You can bless anyone for just about anything!”
Fast forward nearly 6 years.
Now I cannot remember: When YOU sneeze, are YOU actually supposed to say anything? It feels weird not to now. But at the same time, it seems strange to insist that someone bless you simply for sneezing.
“Howdy stranger. I know I just sneezed a nasty cold virus all over the back of your brand new insanely expensive foreign wool coat that costs what is a car payment to most. But please, would you beg God to bless me?”
Totally weird, right?
I really need to look up a manners and etiquette blog, stat. While I’m at it, I need to start studying grammar/punctuation again. The internet has ruined me…
When do you “Bless” someone?
If you follow me on Pinterest, you know I’m sporadic. I’ll go weeks without pinning anything and then suddenly, there I am to flood your feed.
Because I have to FORCE myself to spend as little time on there as possible.
It’s a vortex! Am I right? You just get sucked right into it and before you know it hours have passed right by.
But today? It’s raining, I’m laid up on the couch, the kids are about to go down for nap, and I believe… yes, it’s true… Pinterest is calling me to spend the afternoon feeling inspired instead of actually doing anything productive.
Followers: Consider yourselves warned.
What exactly is it about Pinterest that draws us all in? Is it the awesome red on white retro font? The trendy little boxes all catergorized to different boards? The actual feeling of being creative when you’ve done nothing of the sort? The awesome feeling when you make something you saw on Pinterest? I could go on…
I do see this resource as more of a tool than a time drain. It just has to be managed and kept in moderation like anything else. I mean, hello, nothing says “Mom of the year” or “Best wife ever” like making something out of nothing, having the perfect dinner made, upcycling all of your furniture instead of buying new, and all of your cleaning products made from scratch, right? Think of it as a way to work on those Proverbs 31 qualities instead of just wasting time. Just don’t actually sit and waste time instead of creating something tangible once in awhile.
Speaking of creating, I have more sewing to do. Maybe I should do that first.
Anyways, back to what I was saying: I love Pinterest. It’s a good tool. Enough said.