Saturdays are traditionally my day to do the chores I don’t have time for during the week. As I wrote my list of things to do for today, I found myself sighing and pretty much dreading the day I had been looking forward to all week as I knew I wouldn’t have to get up to go to work.
As I sit here right now, looking over that list and trying to organize how my day will flow, I am filled with a strong sense of gratitude. I have pots and pans to scrub. But then I know I have been blessed to have food to cook and share with those I love. I am thankful that my body has been nourished and not left hungry. I have laundry to do. How very grateful I am to have warm clothes to wear and options available to me so I don’t have to wear the same articles of clothing every single day. I have bills to pay. But I also live with the glory of electricity and water. I have a home I love . . . and I am so grateful for the brand new roof that keeps me safe and guarded from the weather. I have dusting and vacuuming and mopping to do. All that means I have had the luxury of moving freely throughout a variety of rooms in my home. I have letters to write, speeches to prepare, and activities to plan. Thankfully, that means I have work to keep me busy and fulfilled and individuals who are counting on me to help them in a variety of ways.
My list is pretty long today. And I am blessed and forever grateful!