'Ironing is the chore that always makes me feel closest to
God. When I've done prayerful writing lately, it has been as a
result of my reflections while I was ironing in front of my big windows,
looking out over the fields behind our house.
loved to iron. There were five of us little girls, all in a row, and my
mother took great delight in ironing our little dresses with all the
frills and lace and trim.
It wasn't until I had my own family that I discovered the secret behind ironing. It's a chore that must
be done, yet it frees the mind to tend to things of the heart and soul
while the hands keep busy.
I wonder if this is why my mother always
seemed to smile while she ironed.....'
'We must try to converse with God in little ways while we do our
work.' (Brother Lawrence)
Painting: Edgar Degas