Whoa, mama. When I came home tired and saw this, my brain raced through two responses:
- Curse (literally) and do the chores grumpily.
- Maintain composure and just do it. (Thanks, Nike)
God must have given me an extra dose of wisdom today as I chose option 2. Not a norm for me!
I whipped out Spotify and played my favourite worship songs as I worked through the pile of dishes…
An eternity later…
When I can finally see the basin, I had my three most grateful things list for the day just from doing the house chores. Here goes:
1. I have a home to come home to.
(Trying to see the good in the situation). Dishes and meals to cook mean that I have people at home to care for. Ah, but of course, if there is someone else to do the dirty work, I’m a happy gal. Lol.
2. Our family help out each other.
We normally help each other out in washing the dishes, laundry, and taking out the trash, etc. Today is one of those days where I’m home late and on top of that, no one is around to help me.
3. Super thankful that I didn’t turn into a grouch…
…and spoil everyone’s mood. The cranky bug must be having its day off! This not being cranky means something special to me as my poor hubs & daughter normally will be at the suffering end of my grouch-mania. Yay!
Note: We give our closest family members our worst side sometimes, don’t we? Sigh. 🙁 *Repentful face.
But overall, a win for today! Thank you.