Last Monday, at the beginning of the day, our house was a mess. I don’t know how that happened because usually we clean on the weekends so we can start our week off right. But somehow this particular Monday came upon us with messes everywhere.
SO, we got busy. Along with teaching the boys school and feeding everyone…and doing all the other normal things I usually do during the day…the boys and I also spent a lot of time tackling the upstairs bedrooms.
We swept, vacuumed, dusted, rearranged beds, washed sheets, remade beds with clean sheets and put away books and toys. By dinner time, the upstairs looked great!
After tucking the boys in that night, I came down to the living room and plopped down on the couch…exhausted. I leaned my head back to relax and looked up at the ceiling.
Do you know what was on my ceiling?
I immediately began to feel discouraged about keeping up with everything…or rather with the fact that it is SO HARD to keep up with everything.
Then I was reminded of something my sister-in-law Kari and I visited about a couple of months ago.
Instead of focusing at the end of the day on all the things you didn’t get done…think instead of all the things you DID get done.
As long as you were working hard and being productive all day…there is nothing to feel bad about.
If the laundry isn’t done…but you worked hard and loved on your family, then your priorities are in the right place.
After you get a good night’s sleep you can start to tackle the rest of your undone list tomorrow.
For tonight…rest well knowing you did a good job today.
So…what DID you get done today?! (I bet it was a lot!)
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