September is here with its seemingly inexhaustible to-do lists.
After the miasma of August it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the volume of day-to-day tasks.
But what if I asked you to treasure them?
Here’s how I got into this mindset:
Mid-July I was walking up the stairs with (yet another) pile of laundry, having pushed aside tumbleweeds of dog hair.
In that moment I thought,
“I have to believe a day will come when I will miss this.”
I thought that day was far away.
(When dogs are 17 they have health issues, and those health issues mean they have laundry…)
These days my house is quite clean… and I don’t dig it.
So while it may be hard to access joy as you head to the grocery store/throw in another load of laundry laundry/plug in the vacuum yet again, I ask you to do so.
Because—if you listen closely—there is a hum of happiness underneath the humdrum.
For more on the value of the seemingly mundane, take a look at “Work is Worship”