Saturday night I attended the general Relief Society meeting. I don't think there was anything said that made me think of it, but at one point the same question popped into my head, and a moment later I had my answer. I need to study things about home and family.
Before going to bed that night I took a few minutes to stare at my bookshelf and pulled off most of the books that I felt like could fit into that category. Here's a partial list:
Daisy Chain by Charlotte Mary Yonge (currently reading)
Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott
Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
Little Britches by Ralph Moody
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney
The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen Covey
The Power of a Positive Mom by Karol Ladd
The Book of Mormon: It Begins with a Family (essays)
The Book of Mormon: A Pattern for Parenting by Geri Brinley
Glimpses into the Life and Heart of Marjorie Pay Hinkley
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss (thanks Lara)
Like I said, a partial list. There are some here that might leave people scratching their heads but I have my reasons how they fit into home and family. It was also just perusing the bookshelf next to my bed, not all the other bookshelves throughout the house. I'll stick with these for now.
This also includes home and family skills I need to learn. The ever-hovering cleaning/decluttering skill I find so hard to keep up with, canning, meal planning, gardening, and many other skills I can learn to strengthen my home and family. All the things I'm currently a failure at. This list could go on for miles, but I'll spare you the gory details.
I'm excited! I noticed a book that I had checked out from the library recently that doesn't fit here, and I can easily decide to take it back for now and save it for another time. Doesn't mean I'm not willing to throw in other books, but that my focus is on home and family.
Direction. Purpose. Peace.
Any other suggestions for my list?