I am so thankful today for the ability to clean my bathroom.
Yep, I said it. I am thankful that today I can tend to my house, tend to my bathroom that I only have to share with my husband, and that I am blessed enough to have that experience.
At first as I walked into the room my thoughts grumbled with negative messages. ” If he would clean up after himself I wouldn’t have to do this. And why can’t men aim better?” But just as quickly as those thoughts entered I countered them with this. “It doesn’t matter who did what. I am in control of my thoughts and how I feel. Cleaning this bathroom takes a few minutes of my time. Those few minutes could be far worse, but they aren’t. I have the tools, I have a warm place to be in, and I am thankful that I am able to do this with my body. I am actually happy that I get this chance to do this not just for my family, but for myself.”
Guess what! As I redirected my thoughts to thinking about the blessings I have and putting myself in a better place mentally, I was cleaning and before I knew it, the task of cleaning my toilet was over and I could move on to something else that I enjoy, like talking to my daughter and being thankful for this snow day with her and my boys. I am not at all angry about cleaning the bathroom or the other chores that must be done. I am actually looking forward to having the chance to do them!