Don’t even think for one second that I like cleaning house, or that I am grateful for the challenges of cleaning my home. I’m not. I’ve never liked cleaning. I would much rather be outside. However, cleaning is a necessary part of life, so I do it grudgingly.
On the other hand, I am grateful to have a house to clean. I know there are millions of people around the world who have no home to clean. And there are thousands of people who have been displaced by the wildfires in California. So I approach today with a determination to make this house sparkle.
We’re having an early Thanksgiving tomorrow–the kids are leaving for an anniversary vacation Wednesday. My grandson will stay here for two days so they can get ready. I will take him home on Tuesday evening. It will seem strange for them to be gone on Thursday. But, I guess it doesn’t matter when you celebrate the holiday–it’s getting together with family that really matters. And I want to have a clean house for them to celebrate in. (Not that my house is really dirty…but in Colorado the dust is ever-present–it covers everything.)
While I’m cleaning, I will be thankfully looking at the view of the Rockies from the back of my home, and looking forward to tomorrow.