Dish drying has never been one of my favorite things to do, now I just leave them to "air dry." So this is a rare photo of me actually trying to dry the dishes, and you can probably guess, it was more than a few years ago. Washing dishes has just been one of those chores that needed to be done and I usually don't complain about it. I think this is due to a little prayer that my mother has on a little plaque that hangs right next to her kitchen sink. A thankful prayer for washing dishes! I can't recall the entire prayer but I always remember the line that says "while others go hungry, my family eats very well." I think about that when I look at my big stack of dishes to wash and I'm thankful for being taught how to stretch a meal for my family and enjoy our meals together.
The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.-- Robert Louis Stevenson