Enthusiastically

Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. (1)How do you do laundry enthusiastically?

I mean really.

The secret is to keeping your “spiritual fervor” up, as another translation spells it out. I think if you can find inner peace, inner joy, then you see laundry differently. It takes some serious work, it’s not “natural” but it can happen.

Part of my problem, I know, was it seemed like laundry was the “highlight” of my day. When laundry is always looming, of course you can’t be enthusiastic about it.

These days, I wake up on my own (not by my kiddos), I get in some ME time, I do something that fulfills me (write & workout) and then I set about serving others. My cup is SO FULL by then, laundry is just a five minute thing that I do so I can get back to other fun things.

While doing the laundry, I guess I am also grateful that we have clothes. I mean, sometimes I’m focussed on that, though I could be better about thinking it more often, I guess?

The other way I’ve been able to be more enthusiastic about it is by minimizing both the amount of laundry I do and the time I spend doing it, through systems and recruiting smart help around the house. I’m also enthusiastic about it because I know it’s important. Yes, it can seem mundane, but it’s what keeps my family looking like someone takes care of them, and that brings me joy.

Maybe it just turned from an “I have to” to a “I get to” because I feel spiritual zeal and it leaks out everywhere in my life.

That took a LONG time. A lot of personal development. A lot of help. Now, I feel called to help other moms with this and other things I’ve learned along the way. Tips, strategies, systems, mindset….all of it. I’m very excited to do it! Stay tuned!

“Use whatever gift you have received to serve others.” 1Pe4:10.

Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. (1)

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