As a homemaker, the care and keeping of our home largely falls to me. There are many tasks to be done each day to keep things running smoothly. I personally like to tackle the tasks I don't like very much fisrt, leaving the more enjoyable tasks to be done afterwards - almost like a reward of sorts.
Most of the tasks we tend to avoid, in reality, do not take long at all to complete. By dreading these things and procrastinating, a dark cloudy mood settles over the home and this trickles down from Mama, affecting the rest of the family. We only prolong our misery. How nuch better it is to tackle the less than lovely tasks head on!
We may not enjoy each and every task, but we can enjoy the end result - a home that is cozy, warm, welcoming, as well as neat and fresh-smelling. This is a gift we give both to ourselves as well as our family and those we invite into our homes.
Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest.
~Henry Van Dyke