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Encouragement for today: Peeking over the fence

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On Monday night, this was my view:

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There I stood, alone, hanging laundry. It was one of those mundane tasks that has to be done.

Actually, it’s one of those things that you can choose to call “mundane” and believe that it’s a part of life. OR you can remember that you are given those jammies and towels and cloth napkins to use. You can remember that you have a working washing machine, that you have a bed to wear jammies too, that you have running water and a place to dry your hands and dishes, that you have food to eat and enough to spare that you have to wipe it off your face.

And the task of doing that laundry? The fact that you’re able to carry that laundry basket around and to take the time to hang up each item to save a little energy from the dryer and be thankful for God’s sunshine… those are all blessings, my friends.

Now look at that picture again.

You probably still see pajamas just hanging there, which they are. But there’s a wonderful child that fits in those jammies. A child God gave to me to carry and raise. He gave me a healthy child with a full head of hair and huge lungs from the start (she still has both). He gave me a child that grew perfectly until she fit into those jammies, and, God-willing, she will continue to grow at the perfect pace.

But there’s something even more interesting than taking in those small moments and being given those instances to whisper a prayer of thanksgiving.  What would happen if we changed our perspective a little? What if we were to stand on tip toe and look over the clothesline? (Oh, and thank You Jesus for the clothesline! I love that thing).

Well… let’s find out what life could be like if we took things a step further…

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Ah. Thank You, Jesus.

So, so much to be thankful for.

If you’re having trouble being thankful for all the “mundane” that needs to be done today… just stand on your tip toes and change your perspective a little.

There’s even more to be thankful for than we realize.

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5 responses »

  1. This is a great little post. Especially after our laundry discussion just the other day. That timing must have made you smile a bit on the inside 😉

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  2. It did, Mary!! But, truly, I don’t mind laundry! Thanks for taking the time to say something 🙂

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  3. Pam Johnston

    What a special post!
    Love, Pam

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  4. Joshua Reazin

    I enjoyed reading this post!

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  5. I love this post, thank you for reminding me to enjoy the “mundane”

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