Most people think the only housework-related blessing is getting someone else to do it. Here are some ways to get a little more out of the job.
In life, "better than it was before" is an achievement.
Wash a window or clean a mirror. Think about some situation you know you could be seeing more clearly if you tried.
Pick something uptempo. Not Gregorian chants.
Every time you press the "Start" button on the dishwasher, say "Thank you, Jesus." Ditto the washer and dryer.
If you wash dishes by hand, let God dry them. Leave them in the drainer and thank God for the air.
Where there is dirt on the floor and Cap'n Crunch under the couch, there are the people you love coming and going.
When things feel out of control, fold laundry. Don't rush.
Think you're the only one who cleans up around here? Ask for help politely and let other people do it their way.
When you're overwhelmed and don't know where to start, jump in anywhere.
Housework is like prayer. You can do it only in a crisis, but if you do a little every day, life is easier.