Monday, August 17, 2009

31 Days to Clean - Day 12

"So much attention is paid to the aggressive sins,
such as violence and cruelty and greed with all their tragic effects,
that too little attention is paid to the passive sins,
such as apathy and laziness,
which in the long run can have a more devastating effect."

Eleanor Roosevelt

Today's thought is about laziness. I will admit that I can be very lazy sometimes and I will often blame it on being tired. However, I believe that by forcing myself to be active, I can overcome the feeling of being tired and instead become productive.

The challenge is this: Every time I find myself being lazy by procrastinating, I will stop and pray that God will give me a spirit of service to Him and to my husband. Then I will immediately do that task that I was putting off until later. If I fail, I will ask for forgiveness and try on. If I succeed, I will thank God for His grace in allowing me to succeed.

I spent some time today in "home maintenance." There isn't much deep cleaning that needs to be done. Instead, I worked on the laundry, washed the dishes, and picked up around the house. I'm going to try keeping our home clean instead of letting it become messy and dirty. I never want to be embarrassed by our home when someone shows up unexpectedly.


DanniellaAnn said...

Yay! I hate day 12, it ruined my whole plot to put things off! Now I'm busy all the time doing the things I would normally "do later." Ugh... But hey, now you can just drop in any old time. And me too!

Cassandra said...

LOL. I'm glad to know that we can drop in on each other! :)

~*Mona*~ said...

Wonderful thoughts, Cassandra! I really enjoyed what you is true that many times if I will force myself to get up and go all of a sudden the "tiredness" goes away, lol :o)