I make the bed so that our room will look nice and neat.
I wipe drips of toothpaste out of the bathroom sink.
I fill a water bottle and pack a lunch for my boy to take to school.
I vacuum tufts of Brick's hair off the rug.
I fold another load of laundry and put it away.
I carry my boy's discarded shoes back to his room.
I make another trip to the grocery store to restock the refrigerator and pantry with food.
I feed Brick and refill his water jug.
I mend holes in favorite shirts and replace missing buttons.
I scrub the toilets until they sparkle.
I plug my boy's iPod into the charger so it's ready if he wants to listen to music.
I wash the dirty dishes that are piled high in the sink.
These are just a few things on the a never-ending list of things I do on any given day. I'm sure you have a similar list. While sometimes these duties become monotonous, I am learning to view all of these things as an act of service... A way to show love.
Who says that the only way to show someone you care is by a grand or extravagant gesture? What about a closet full of pressed shirts, a home-cooked meal or simply running an errand for your spouse?
In this new year, I'm trying to focus on all of the little things that I can do to show my husband and son that I care. Yes, they may not always notice or thank me for all of the little things I do, but that doesn't matter. I'll do it anyway.
And while I'm wiping up the dribbles around the toilet from my boy's wayward stream or picking up my hubby's towel for the tenth day in a row, I will give thanks for the husband and child who have so blessed my life.
I am linking up with Just Write today. Stop by Heather's blog to read other posts or to add your own.