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Glorious attitudes

So, doing “mom things” can be rather boring.

Diapering? Rarely exciting (and sometimes scary). Outfit changing? Semi-exciting. Feeding? More exciting (now that LO is eating some solids). Cleaning? Meh.

Every day, while completing these tasks and others like them, I’m reminded of 1 Corinthians 10:31:

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Kinda puts completing mundane tasks into perspective.

Diapering the kiddo? How’s my attitude? Glorifying God? Check. Changing the kiddo? How’s my attitude? Glorifying God? Check. Feeding the kiddo? How’s my attitude? Glorifying God? Check. Cleaning up after the kiddo? How’s my attitude? Glorifying God? Check.

Since I’m usually listening to tunes throughout the day while completing said tasks, I smile every time I hear “Do Everything” by Steven Curtis Chapman. Here’s the first verse and chorus:

You’re picking up toys on the living room floor for the 15th time today … matching up socks and sweeping up lost Cheerios that got away … you put a baby on your hip and color on your lips and head out the door … and while I may not know you I bet I know you … wonder sometimes does it matter at all … well let me remind you it all matters just as long as you …

Do everything you do to the glory of the One who made you … cause He made you to do … every little thing that you do to bring a smile to His face … and tell the story of grace … with every move that you make … and every little thing you do

So true.

How’s your attitude?

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Whistle while you work

Nothing says "happy" like whistling a tune.

There’s a whistler in the office. And, every so often, a ditty floats in my door. Which makes me smile. Why? Because, whistlers are happy people. And, working with happy people is a good thing.

Remember Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs? Snow White made working way cooler by mixing in whistling.

Just whistle while you work
(humming.. whistling)
And cheerfully together we can tidy up the place
So hum a merry tune (humming)
It won’t take long when there’s a song to help you get the pay

And as you sweep the room
Imagine that the broom
Is someone that you love
And you’ll find you’re dancing to the tune

When hearts are high
The time will fly so
Whistle while you work

So whistle while you work…

That Snow White. What a woman! She mixed in a whistle, and the boys cheered right up. Even Grumpy. Also, a menagerie showed up on the doorstep to help her clean. Which makes me wonder: Is my co-worker’s whistling a cry for help? A call to action?

Hard to say. Either way, whistle away.

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