Thursday, May 7, 2009

Rainy day blahs

It's been a rainy time here and I am feeling myself get so overwhelmed with the everyday tasks in my home. That's when I know I've been in the house too much. I just want to get out and play. But in the meantime, I am faced with a messy messy house. (Please no one pop over this week! haha!) I ventured online looking for some motivation. I found a poem and was by an anonymous author so I'm just going to edit it a little for you to read. It was a nice reminder.

The poem was called :Thank You Lord"

Lord, thank your for this sink of dirty dishes, we have plenty of food to eat.
Thanks you for this pile of dirty, stinky laundry; we have plenty of nice clothes to wear.
And I would like to thank you, Lord, for those unmade beds; they were so warm and comfortable last night. I know that many have no bed.
My thanks to you, Lord, for this bathroom, complete with all the splattered mirrors, soggy, grimy towels and dirty lavatory, they are so convenient.
Thank you for this finger-smudged refrigerator that needs cleaning. (edit by Mary - I'm grateful it can hold our food and keep it fresh.)
Thank you, Lord, for this oven that absolutely must be cleaned today; it has baked so many things over the years.
Lord, the presence of all these chores awaiting me says You have richly blessed my family.
I shall do them cheerfully and I shall do them gratefully.
Even though I clutch my blanket and growl when the alarm rings, Thank you, Lord, that I can hear. There are so many who are deaf.
Even though I keep my eyes closed against the morning light as long as possible, Thank you,
Lord, that I can see. Many are blind.
Even though I huddle in my bed and put off rising, Thank you, Lord, that I have the strength to rise. There are so many who are bedridden.
Even though the first hour of my day is hectic, when socks are lost, toast is burned and tempers are short, my children are so loud, Thank you, Lord, for my family. There are many who are lonely.
Even though our breakfast table never looks like the pictures in magazines and the menu is at times not balanced, there are so many who are hungry.
Even though the routine of my job is often monotonous, Thank you, Lord, for the opportunity to work. There are many who have no job.
Even though I grumble and moan my fate from day to day and wish my circumstances were not so modest. Thank you, Lord, for Life!!!

I thought that was a little perspective I needed on this gloomy day. And a good quote:

"Check the emotional atmosphere in your home. If you aren't glad to be there, no one else is either.'' ~Kay Willis

Well! Thank you Lord. I guess on that note, I'm going to get stuff accomplished and stop eating the bread of idleness so I can feel better for the sake of my family!

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