Amazing Dirty Dishes

Dirty Dishes in the Sink

 

THANK GOD FOR DIRTY DISHES; THEY HAVE A TALE TO TELL.
WHILE OTHER FOLKS GO HUNGRY, WE’RE EATING PRETTY WELL.
WITH HOME, AND HEALTH, AND HAPPINESS,
WE SHOULDN’T WANT TO FUSS;
FOR BY THIS STACK OF EVIDENCE,
GOD’S VERY GOOD TO US.
Anonymous

 

 Last year I wrote a post about gratitude and included the above poem.  To this day it is one of my most read posts. Frankly…it amazes me and I find myself shaking my head in wonder. I’m not sure if it is the poem or the post that has people returning to it again and again. However I do know, that a year later, the poem is still as timely for me now as it was then. I figured I could use the reminder. Perhaps you could too?

Look around at the moment at hand. Take note of what you see. Both the tangible…and the not so tangible.

Some of the things right under our noses often seem like the biggest pain in the pahootie instead of the very blessings we forget to be grateful for.

Our homes get messy-
But at least we have them-some don’t

Our children get tired, cranky, unappreciative-
But at least we have them-some don’t

Our spouses are slobs, ungrateful, unromantic
But at least we have them-some don’t

The list could go on, and on and on…

Right now I have a garage to organize, a dishwasher to empty and a list of projects that I would like to close my eyes to. But…they are all attached to the single fact that yes…I am a homeowner. And I shouldn’t be fussing because I am very grateful about that when I stop a moment to remember it. I have a roof over my head, food on my table and a warm bed at the end of the day and a wonderful family and friends I love.

My world is complete. I am going back to my chores with a more grateful heart.

How about you?

Comments

  1. Wendi, not only is that poem still relevant but perhaps more so today. In the U.S the entire country has had an opportunity to count our blessings. The poem is a beautiful reminder that we have so many reasons to be grateful. Thank you for sharing it again and your thoughts.
    .-= Karen Swim´s last blog ..Reinvention 1.0 – My Story =-.

  2. Thank You Karen! After reading your post today…my little grumblings are minor iindeed!

    And I would like to point out to the one’s e-mailing and facebook commenting- NO, my husband is not the one I am referring to! He is wonderful and romantic….he wouldn’t be the one known for being a alob in our house….ahem…don’t look over here please….

  3. I just discovered your blog, via Twitter. Beautiful place you have here Wendi.

    Being grateful is a humbling experience, one I try to undertake as often as possible. Thank you for the reminder.
    .-= Marc´s last blog ..My Pen Lies Bleeding in My Hand =-.

  4. Marc,

    How great to see you here! To me being grateful is like being on a balance beam, I am always in jeapordy of falling off! I need the reminders myself all the time!

    your welcome, and I hope to see you here often,

    Wendi

  5. It’s very inspirational, and yes, I realize that I should be grateful for the food I recieve.

    But I’m sorry. I STILL dont’ enjoy washing the dishes. ;-)
    .-= Friar´s last blog ..Idiot Rodents =-.

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