I am hoping this month on my blog to take the time to think about things I am grateful for. However, I am going to try to do it a little differently. I am going to try to think of things I am usually not grateful for and thing of reasons to be grateful for those things. I guess I am trying to take a page out of Betsy and Corrie's book and be grateful in all things (this is a reference to The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom if you are confused by that last sentence :).
So here it goes.....
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I am grateful for laundry because it means that my children, my husband and I all have clothes to wear. I know not everyone has this luxury and I also know that for some to launder their clothes, it means stripping down to nothing to wash what they have on their backs. This has never been the case for me and for that I am deeply grateful. I am also grateful that when I have to work on the laundry, all I have to do it pop it into a machine that does the washing for me. I do not have to use a washboard, a stick of soap and a river to do my laundry. I also do not have to fill a huge bath full of boiling hot water and use a stick or board to clean my clothes. I don't have to hang my clothes up on a line outside during the icy winter to have clean clothes. I get to pull my clothes out of the dryer. How lucky am I??? I am also grateful that I do have a husband who is happy to do laundry. He doesn't think of it as my job or my responsibility. In fact if I am feeling guilty about it he says, "Do you think this is your job? The laundry? Well it isn't it is all of our job, not just yours, so chill out."
So...today I am working on being grateful for the laundry and now...I'm off to fold a load. Happy November 1st!