Yes, it's true. I am grateful for washing dishes. That one step, making sure the dishes were washed each day, led to wanting to sweep the kitchen floor every day. And that led to trying to keep up with the laundry, and making the bed each day, and picking up now and then after my family and myself. I like the sight of a clean, empty sink.
Is the entire house spotless now? Not by a long shot. I still have a ways to go. But day by day, little by little, it's getting there. I struggle with housework. I have for a long time. I do great for awhile, something happens and I slide back into chaos. This time however, I don't want to give up after a set back. I want to say Okay, so I forgot last night and left dishes in the sink. It's not the end of the world. I can get them done now and move on.
But it's the start of doing dishes every day that led me to the point where I can care for my family one step further and be awake early enough to make breakfast for my husband before he leaves for work. It's something I've missed out on for a number of years because I couldn't make myself wake when he did.
I'm not ready for patting myself on the back just yet for being able to fix him breakfast this one day. It's going to take awhile for this new step in my routine to settle. I've gotta admit though, I like it. I wonder what the next step in this journey will be?
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