Oxford Dictionary definition of humble
adjective (humbler, humblest)
1. having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s importance: I felt very humble when meeting her
(of an action or thought) offered with or affected by a modest estimate of one’s importance: my humble apologies
2. of low social, administrative, or political rank: she came from a humble, unprivileged background
3. (of a thing) of modest pretensions or dimensions: he built the business empire from humble beginnings
Urban Dictionary definition of humble
1. An admirable quality that not many people possess. It means that a person may have accomplished a lot, or be a lot but doesn’t feel it is necessary to advertise or brag about it.
2. If you were to meet a humble person, he wouldn’t be the kind of person who thinks lower of himself than others think he should. Instead, he would not think of himself at all! A humble person isn’t interested in saying “I suck” or “I’m not that great”. These statements come from a person who thinks he should be better than he is. A truly humble person isn’t concerned with who he is or who he should be. He isn’t concerned with himself at all, but instead he’s concerned with other people. “She’s so humble, I don’t believe she thinks of herself at all!”
3. To be humble means to know what your place is… nothing more, nothing less that what you are.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves “Who am i to be, brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?”. Actually, who are you not to be?. You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. there’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. (This is being humble… my words, not Mandela’s) We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us, it’s in everyone, and, as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same: as we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Nelson Mandela.
Last year, I turned thirty. It took thirty years to realise what I wanted to be when I grow up. A humble housewife.
I have spent years travelling the world, indulging in new cultures, working, studying. Then last year I married Andy. And finally it all made sense.
We have been married now for nearly two years, and it’s all I have ever wanted. For the sake of sounding incredibly cheesy, it’s a dream come true. I have a wonderful husband, who makes me laugh and is ever so good with his hands, all I need to do now, is be his perfect housewife.
This is a task easier said than done. I’m doing OK, but there’s plenty of room for improvement. My biggest challenge is time. If only being a housewife was my full-time job . . . hmmm . . . if only!
So, that is my challenge. How to turn my role as a housewife into a full-time job or at least to find a way of successfully juggling both until the day we win the lotto. If only I could hang up the suit for the pinny.
I invite you to join me as I develop my seasonal domestic calendar, learn new homemaking skills, try to enjoy the fruits of my home town, and embark on new creative challenges in the homestead.
I hope it will be fun and informative. I will share my new-found knowledge with you all and will invite you to share your own tips and insights. Hopefully together, we can turn from being humble housewives into perfect ones.