Saturday, February 11, 2012

Thank Heaven For Dirty Dishes

This past Christmas, Steph gave me and Trent a neat frame with a neat saying inside.  She made it!  It lives on our kitchen window sill now...

...with Eggbert...

...and Batman and the potato rock...

...of course. You have those in your kitchen too right?

Anyway, back to the frame Steph gave us.  It says:

Thank Heaven for dirty dishes
They have a tale to tell
While other folks go hungry
We're eating very well
With home, health, & happiness
We shouldn't want to fuss
By this stack of evidence
God's been very good to us

Last Sunday, we hosted the youth superbowl party at our house.  Shortly before that, our dishwasher decided to take a mini vacation and not turn on for a little while.  Don't worry, it came back to life the next day without us doing is kind of cantankerous.  But in the meantime a few dishes stacked up in the sink while we were getting ready for the party.  I found myself stressing a little bit (me, stress? nah) about getting dishes done by hand before the party and dreading having to do it.  Dumb dishes!  Stupid dishwasher! Well, I ended up standing at the sink for a while washing the dishes by hand of course...and staring at the frame from Steph the whole time.  

Thank heaven for dirty dishes... 

What a lesson.  What a better way to view dirty dishes.  They mean we have food to eat.  Or what about a messy house?  It means you have belongings.  It means you have a house!  Laundry to do?  You have clothes to wear.  

Next time your sink stacks up with dishes, instead of groaning and stressing, try being thankful!   Easier said than done, believe me.  But give it a whirl. 

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