The woman is at the heart of the home. Let us pray that we women realize the reason for our existence: to love and be loved and through this love become instruments of peace in the world. ~ Mother Teresa
I found this quote over on Betty Beguiles. She's going to the Behold Conference too, and she is the reason why I now own a Clarisonic and Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate.
I also recently read this post from Modern Mrs. Darcy, which led me to buy The No Brainer Wardrobe ebook, which led me to clean out my closet with Susan as my buddy.
Well, the time I had allotted got whittled away, so maybe I just cleaned up my closet, not a total cleansing. I did come away with two bags of shoes and clothes to donate, though. Plus, I found that missing part of the vacuum cleaner.
Now, according The No Brainer Wardrobe ebook, the author recommends Pinterest. It's actually a very small part of the 82 page ebook.
So, I've been giving some thought to Pinterest. Several of my FB friends use it. But I have some serious reservations:
I love to shop, too much. I love it too much and I shop too much.
I try practice my own version of Chastity of the Eyes by throwing out all catalogs as soon as I remove any coupons, and unsubscribing from all store emails. (I said I try. I didn't say I'm always successful.) My theory is that if I need something, that is the time to look for it. I can read about sales and look up online coupon codes then.
I fear that Pinterest is just a big gluttonous load of homes and clothes that I will covet and never have, creating general unhappiness with my life, which I like pretty much the way it is. Though I would like to re-do the upstairs bathroom.
I think I have a definitive understanding of my "style" and "colors" and I don't need to be wasting more time on the interweb.
I just went back up to the top of this post to add an image of Mother Teresa, and noticed how happy she is! She obviously never used Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate (or if she did, I just got ripped off).
So can Pinterest help a woman be "an instrument of peace in the world?"
Well, if not the world, than at least "at the heart of the home?"
Perhaps. What do you think?