In light of changes going on in the lives around us — births, deaths, moves, illness, big plans — focusing on little things such as keeping the house picked up or going to bed on time seems rather…
But the small things that go unheralded are a huge part of our support systems.
We don’t clean our homes just so they can be clean.
We’re not taking care of stuff, we’re taking care of people.
We’re meeting our family’s needs in a practical way, like giving someone we love a clean toilet to throw up in.
Or making food to fill tummies.
Or telling someone you’ll pray for them, and then really doing it.
We’re taking care of ourselves too, because life is better when the dishes are clean and the folded laundry is put away.
So the next time it seems like you’re picking something up for the hundredth time or why bother doing the dishes because they’re just going to get dirty again, know your job matters. It’s about more than just the stuff.
In fact, it was never about the stuff in the first place.