Do you see the blessings?

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     Looking at this picture, you probably think, ‘Who still does dishes this way?’ or ‘What???’

Over the years, I’ve learned like one man’s art is another’s pornography, one’s perception of drudgery is another’s blessings.

You may see another day of doing dishes…the never-ending progression of glasses, silverware and pans that begin to build up after the last ones are reunited with their appropriate places in the cupboards or drawers.  It’s like laundry.  You’re never done and there’s always more where that came from.

But do you see the blessings in this picture?

Instead of the drudgery of the endless chore, I see the blessings that I have good water to drink, abundant food to eat and a roof over my head where I can enjoy both.  I have a pet (her dish is the third from the front) who provides unconditioned love, even though sometimes it’s with an attitude.  Many people don’t have potable water, regular food or a home.  Some people cannot stand to do the dishes or cannot afford the luxury of three square meals a day.  Others may never have experienced the unconditioned love of a pet.  I am truly blessed!

It’s all a matter of perception.

Next time you’re tempted to whine about what you have to do or what you wish you had, take a look around to see the many blessings you may have and take for granted, blessings others dream were theirs.

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About the Author:

Kathy Ruff is a seasoned, freelance business and inspirational writer and author of the Sharing Peace on the Path blog.

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