Friday, October 21, 2005
It finally dawned on me why housework is so awful.... it's because you are never done. No matter how hard you work at it, there is always more to do. And we are task-completers.... we need to get to the end to feel good about "getting the job done". But housework is never done. You can clean the kitchen top to bottom, put the finishing touches on the last section of the floor- and someone will walk on that floor again (how dare they). Usually before its dry!! And what do they do when they walk across the just cleaned floor with their muddy shoes- but go to the sink and leave a dirty glass in it. Unless you live alone and don't LIVE, you can never be done with housework.
But I'm trying a new viewpoint this week. What if --we're not suppose to get it done and it's not suppose to be done perfectly! Now there is a thought. Maybe we are just to try... and it is the act of trying that it the job. My new theme is - my job is to try. And success is in the trying!! Wow! What a release from needing to get the job done. Now all I have to do is try!