Our everyday tasks do have meaning.  Everyday tasks might include labor to earn money to support family, child-raising, cleaning or maintaining a household, tending crops, preparing meals, etc.

Just because these tasks must be done every day, over and over, does not make them meaningless.  Our children are precious to us, therefore we do the things that must be done to keep them healthy and happy: clean them, feed them, teach them, play with them.  Our home is precious to us, so we spend our energy taking care of it and doing the things that must be done to make life in it enjoyable.

I believe that the intentions behind our actions are also important.  I do not believe that doing the “right” thing for the wrong reasons makes one’s actions right.  A woman or man who tends his/her children only because he/she is obligated to do so and does not want to be punished for abuse/neglect is not necessarily a “good” mother or father.  

However, the exhausted/stressed mother who doesn’t exactly whistle while she works and doesn’t love to cook or clean but does so anyway because she loves her family is a good mother.  A frozen dinner prepared with love and laughter will nourish a family’s heart more than a homemade meal prepared with anger and resentment.  However, given the chemical and nutritional content of today’s conventional diets, I think that any food that is as organic, non-modified and unprocessed as possible is best (after all, the point of eating is to strengthen our bodies, is it not?)

I also feel that how we spend our free time is very important.  In fact, I place great significance on the recreational items I find in people’s homes.  For example, most people I know are very wrapped up in technology.  One would find shelves of movies, video games, computer games and other electronic entrapments in their rooms.  

And I am not just referring to my less-educated acquaintances; some of the smartest people I know have electronic umbilical cords.  It really makes me sad to see this, because I feel that sitting in front of some buzzing contraption that feeds our brains artificial stimulation is not enriching, productive or beneficial in any other terms I can think of.  

And yet, television is one of the focal points of our culture.  I myself have been guilty of arranging my living room furniture to make the TV the centerpiece (a common practice in our society.)  I feel that any other pastime is better than being captivated by an electronic gadget.

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