Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Dish Duty

Why is it that I procrastinate? Let me back up. I don't mind doing house work. There are only a couple of chores that I really hate to do, and the Lord blessed me with a husband who doesn't mind doing them!! So then, why do I wait to empty the dishwasher? It's not that hard. It only takes a few minutes (usually under 5). But, I will wait until there is a sea of dirty dishes on the counter and in the sink before I MAKE myself empty the dishwasher.

Inevitably, while I'm emptying the dishwasher I say to myself, "This really didn't take too long. Next time I won't wiat so long to empty it!" But, when the next time rolls around, you got it, I procrastinate. I'm a bit think headed, I think.

The rewards of emptying the dishwasher are numerous... The feeling of accomplishment, the ability to fill with dirty dishes, and the beauty of a clean kitchen. And really, how hard can it be, there are only 2 of us in the house.

Why is it that I do not do what I know is best for me until I can't put it off any longer? And why is it that while doing the good for me thing that I have dreaded I realise it isn't that bad? And why is it that I don't remember that the next time? There is a very big God lesson in this for me, and I hope for you as well.

Putting things off (ok, other things like spending time with my Savior) can very much be sinful. And, things that God says to do, often times that we put off, will only bring joy and peace to our lives.

So the next time you see dishes that need to be put away, or a dishwasher that needs to be filled, think with me about the other things that we also put off and let's just get it done!!

Uh, I better go unload the dishwasher...


Alana said...

Amen, sister! I feel your pain. You're doing a great job with your blog. I really enjoy reading it.

I LOVE the name Ruthie.

And what is Craig's list? Do tell!u

Teresa said...

Thank you, Alana, for your sweet encouragement.

Craig's List is an online garage sale of sorts. People list items they have for sale or items they need and then you reply to their listing. It is done by area, and we have a tampa bay craigs list. I'm not sure if it is everywhere, but I think that it is. The web address is: and then you can find your specific area. :) It's really cool. You can get kid's things, or furniture anything really. You can also list things to sell. I've never listed anything, but I'm sure that I will at some point!! :)