The other day my sister and I were talking about her upcoming wedding. She said, “I’m so excited to do laundry and make supper every night!” I don’t think her sheer love of laundry motivated that statement. She realizes that her gratefulness for the wonderful blessing of marriage to her sweetheart will bring gratefulness for the tasks that accompany it.
Pinterest is full of those cynical e-cards about women who bemoan their family’s requirement of supper every night, or who complain about the trials of cleaning a room with a toddler in it. Instead of complaining about the chores of your household, I challenge you to be thankful for the ones who cause those chores.
If my husband is away for a few days, the pillows on the couch are perfectly straightened, the laundry doesn’t smell like sweaty basketball players, and I can eat simple meals that don’t require much preparation. But I’m also without his companionship and personality that brings me so much joy and love. When my husband is home, we enjoy life together – including the work that accompanies it.
What tasks have you learned to be grateful for?