- I pick up toys, they come back.
- I put away piles of paper, the paper comes back in larger more overwhelming stacks.
- I empty (or almost empty my e-mail inbox), the e-mails flood in.
- I do laundry, the laundry baskets fill up.
- I clean the kitchen, people eat and mess it up.
I was sharing my woes with my husband last night and he had a thought...
He thought, instead of giving up, I should...
- Be thankful for the toys on the floor because they are a product of the healthy, happy children who play with them.
- Be thankful for the stacks of paper because they are the result of a working household and paid bills.
- Be thankful for the flood of e-mails because they represent people who value my opinion.
- Be thankful for the endless laundry and dirty kitchen because they are proof that we have clothes to wear and food to eat.
Maybe I need to be thankful (Galatians 6:9 comes to mind as well) instead of hiding in my closet hoping that when I come out the laundry and e-mails and toys and piles will have magically taken care of themselves.
But a girl can still hope can't she...
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9