Some of you may remember that song, "I've got a New Attitude" by Patti LaBelle. Sometimes things can happen that give a person an "Ah-Ha!" moment, an event that gives birth to a new attitude.
At my age I have been cleaning up the kitchen for over 50 years! It seems to be a thankless job that is never finished. So, yesterday, when entering the kitchen and seeing the dishes from lunch piled on the counter (I'd left the room before loading them into the dishwasher) I was just plain disgusted. Now everything would have to wait until those darn dishes were in the dishwasher! Or, I could leave them here but they would still be here when I got back into the kitchen to cook a meal!
Then the words from an old poem I'd read over 40 years ago went through my mind.
They have a tale to tell.
For, by this stack of evidence,
We're doing very well.
Yes, evidence that we have eaten today, that we can afford to buy food, and that we live in a country where food is readily available everywhere.
Suddenly I felt a bit ashamed to be fussing about the evidence of our abundance. These dirty dishes taught this old gal a wonderful lesson and a reminder.
Attitude is everything.
The evidence of our abundance is a reminder of the blessings we have daily.
I immediately began to put the kitchen back in order, dishes in the dishwasher, counters wiped down, stove wiped off and a fragrant candle lit to bring a sweet aroma to our tidy kitchen. It took about five minutes!
Life is good - I have evidence. Have a great weekend!