It seems like everyday I have to do so much laundry. It piles high from the floor to the ceiling when I’m not looking. When I tell the kids to come down with all of their clothes, our laundry room is so full I can barely walk in and out of there. My kids tend to fuss about the amount of clothing they have to fold once it all starts getting set on the couch after being cleaned. It is true, there are a lot clothes in our home. Sometimes it can be so overwhelming to see piles of clothes in the baskets…on the floor…on the couch….on the beds…hanging from ceiling fans (well maybe not that bad).
What Does All This Laundry Mean
While I wash and fold loads of laundry, I try to remember to count my blessings, and their names are Corbin, Tripp, Braden, and Austin. These special people in my life are the “Reasons” that I do everything I do in a day. (For those of you who don’t know, my last name is Reason, herein lies the pun.) Truly, my family gives me many reasons to rejoice in God the Father.
Thankfulness for Laundry
While doing laundry for hours can be overwhelming, the right attitude to have is of thankfulness. Thankfulness of the people in your life who’s laundry you are doing. Also, thankfulness for the means in which to do the laundry. If you have ever gone a day without a washing machine or dryer, you can know how hard it is to keep the piles to a minimum.
Memories in the Laundry
For me personally, I look at each of the pieces of clothing I fold and am reminded where they came from. We have been so blessed with hand-me-downs from people that we have never met along with some of our most precious friends. Some of the clothing I fold was worn by all three of my boys. Memories tend to flood my mind when I fold, because I think of the people, places, and events that surround the wearing of these clothes.
Even in the mundane tasks of the day, we can find a way to rejoice in our circumstances.