When my bathroom is clean and spotless, no one will notice. But if it was dirty everyone would notice. When my kids have clean clothes in their dressers, they won't notice. But if my laundry basket is overflowing with dirty clothes, it will certainly get noticed. Sigh.
I was reminded of something very important this morning, and I wanted to share it with you.
My home work matters. Our work matters.
In the mundane task of making breakfast this morning, I can do it 2 ways. I can make my little boys their breakfast and tell them to keep it moving because they need to finish getting ready for school and they still need to feed the rabbits. Or I can try to be a blessing to them, make them breakfast with a smile on my face, maybe a little I love you note written on their napkins, and remind them that they are important and loved.
Later, when I am continuing to work on the little flower headbands that I am making for my online shops, I could choose to just try and get a bunch of them done while my 2 year old is occupying himself for a little while. Or I can take my time and make them to the best of my ability, possibly only getting a couple finished, and remember that maybe it is being worn by a little girl who wanted to feel pretty that morning and wanted someone to notice her beautiful new headband with the big flower that her mommy bought for her.
I am not a brain surgeon, and I will not be saving a life or impacting the rest of someone's life if I don't make breakfast with a smile or do my best when I make a headband. But what I do does matter to those around me.
Our home work matters.