Friday, March 8, 2013

Not More Chores.....

Let’s change the definition of the word ‘chores’.


Do I sigh because I have a bed to make?

Or do I rejoice that my bed is a big king-sized bed with soft linens where I sleep with the love of my life?


Do I pout at the dirty dishes?

Or do I rejoice that I have tasty foods in my house that nourish and satisfy me?


Do I kick my foot at the vacuum?

Or do I rejoice over the traffic that sees my family room, children and grandchildren that fulfill my life?


Do I scowl at the laundry basket?

Or do I rejoice in the privilege of covering my body with stylish clothing that keeps me warm in the winter months and the funds I have to purchase them?


Do I scoff at the dust on my furniture?

Or do I rejoice in having a furnished house?


Do I scream at the toilet bowl brush?

Or do I rejoice that I don’t have to go outside and squat somewhere or use an old wooden outhouse?


Do I roll my eyes at the sink that needs to be washed out again?

Or do I rejoice that I don’t have to haul water from a well in the yard?


What else can we add to the list? What other ‘chores’ are reasons to rejoice?


“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! ~ Philippians 4:4 (NKJV)

1 comment:

  1. Do we "grunt" & complain about the high gas prices? When we should be grateful we can even afford to have a car (and a nice one to boot) to put gas into.

    I grumble at many things when I should be awesomely grateful!