I haven’t forgotten about part 2 of the cupcake saga (I promise I’ll post that soon), but this morning I had something else on my mind so please bear with me…
I spent the weekend in a coaching class and learned a lot about the power of choice. We choose how to look at things. And by choosing our perspective, we can transform our experiences (and our lives really).
Then this morning I was looking for an article on Whole Living that I saw in the current print issue but did not find it online. Instead I came across an article that I had read a couple months ago about “Cleaning as Meditation” and found myself re-reading it. But this time, it clicked.
One quote from the article in particular stood out to me:
“Your own attention is what spiritualizes things. Attention to the meal you cook, the clothes you wash. Attention is love. And that’s transformative.”
When you look at the pile of dirty dishes as drudgery, it is a burden. You have to wash the dishes. But if you look at that pile of dirty dishes from love, it doesn’t necessarily make it fun but it can lift the dark cloud hanging over the sink.
I’m not saying I’m rejoicing at the idea of doing the dishes and laundry today, but I’m not dreading it the way I did last week.
Today I intend to do my chores while remembering why I do them (to maintain a loving home). And enjoying the process (the soap bubbles and my pretty pink gloves) as well as the results (dingy boy socks become fresh and clean).