Friday, October 18, 2013
The Cycle of Laundry: 31 Days of Intentional Living (a five minute friday)
The basket sits filled to overflow — dirty socks and undies spilling out onto the bedroom floor like Mount Vesuvius. It taunts me daily until one of us is out of said undies or someone's smelly soccer socks are discovered to be "in there somewhere" and we need them tomorrow.
Laundry is one of those chores that is never done. As soon as a load is washed there are more articles waiting.
I don't mind the laundry as much as the dishes. But dirty, wash, dry, fold, repeat can get old after a while. It's not necessarily hard work to throw a load in. But some days, I just don't feel like it.
So much in life isn't once and done, but for some reason I keep thinking it should be. The cycle of mountain and valley, suffering and rest, with and without is a reality we can rely on, as much as the changing of seasons.
The leaves are turning brilliant reds, yellows, and orange here and I watch them flutter to the ground. Before long the trees will be bare and winter winds will blow in. So I enjoy autumn while it's here because I know it won't last.
I can see my life this way — as a series of seasons. And it helps this recovering control freak let go a little bit more. Because at the end of winter there is spring and summer and fall again.
And just because it's gone today doesn't mean it will stay that way. And maybe spring will usher in something new, something unexpected.
There is so much hope in that!
Perhaps today is laundry day. Or maybe you're overwhelmed by grief. Or you're celebrating new life. Whatever you're dealing with today, may you remember the changing seasons and what the promise of that holds for you.
What season are you in right now?
This is a post in a series called, 31 days of Intentional Living. You can find all the posts in this series here, updated each day in October. Category: Inspirational & Faith
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