OH, this gives me the chills. Really.
I love to eat and enjoy the food but this is one mess I can't stand.
I can't wait for the day I can pawn off this job to my little ones.
Anyway, as a mother I've cleaned up more messes then I ever made for myself and I have to say it hasn't been easy, but it's been worth it. Don't you think. I mean look at the pan, the food is gone, tummies happy, and life moved forward. As much as I don't like looking at this picture, I remind myself of the good that was birthed in the mess.
When it's time to clean up, change the dreaded task into a thankful session. I remember when Eddie and I had barely any money. We worried if we'd have enough money for the necessities for our child. God started to provide more and more. Now years down the pipe and God has blessed us so much, I can't barely handle His abundant provision. Okay, I can't handle it because it is scattered all over the house. Every room and in every area of my house their our messes to be sorted through. It's daunting task and although I have baskets with labels and storage bins and this and that and that and this, they never seem to stay in there respected parts of the house. Oh, I really really can't manage it very well.
Okay, I am suppose to be thankful, so here I go.
Lord, I am thankful for all these things for they make my little ones very happy and fill their little lives with many wonderful things to explore, live and learn.
Okay, that helps.
So next time the mess is presented in front of you, keep looking for the blessing beyond the clean up. There's something to be thankful in there, somewhere, dig till you get it. LOL