The last few days, I have been feeling wonderful. I have been joyful and happy. I work hard around the house, cleaning and polishing because it gives me the greatest sense of peace to do the actual work of homemaking. It is my nature to clean and polish and I enjoy it immensely.
However, the other day, I walked into a messy kitchen and was a little overwhelmed. My husband and teenage son had created a nice meal, but didn't clean any of it. There were a few spills and a sticky floor. I suddenly realized how Amy (15) feels when I have her clean that entire kitchen all alone. It can be too much. So, I asked John (12) to help me with the work. I realized it can be a great blessing to have some helpers!
Last night, instead of having Amy do the kitchen work alone, I helped her. It was so nice. I was grateful for the little bit of energy I had. John also did a few of the jobs. There is so much more than just doing the dishes! We need to wash counters, sweep floors, polish the stove, clean the sink and more. The greatest moment is backing out of that kitchen, at the end of the day, and seeing how beautiful it looks. It makes my heart happy!
A few minutes ago, I cleaned up my kitchen and made a simple supper. I listened to gospel music while I worked. The sink was full of hot soapy water. I didn't even care that it was snowing outside or that our wood stove was broken! I was warm and cozy while I washed my dishes!
If you are feeling sad and want to cheer up, just put on a pretty country apron, light a scented candle, and start cleaning up your kitchen. Listen to a little gospel or