Another day of 'domesticity' is winding down at this nest. Today was my house-cleaning blitz in lieu of the earlier week being focused on getting paintings ready for my upcoming show... and because company was coming for dinner (funny how that always inspires a good clean eh?).
Home-makers always face the 'numbing sameness' of daily duties... you pick up the toys - only to see them become a new constellation on the floor again. You wash the dishes - only to see them piled high and dirty again. You launder the clothes.... you get the idea.
Sure, it's easy to get 'stuck' in the monotonous moments... but today I was reminded afresh of how much I love being a home-maker. It's all about perspective right? If I see the mess and grumble.. well I've just made a bigger mess in my heart.
But, if I see the mess... and remember the pudgy hands that made it... well - my perspective changes for the better!
So today, I wore a smile as I saw the joy my daughter had in playing with her toys. I was thankful for the clothes on our back. The good food in our stomachs... the dirty dishes that tell of friendships and blessings shared.
a beautiful mess.