Continuous Small Treats

Fall Iris 2005 © Laurie Pace 

Fall Iris 2005 © Laurie Pace 

“One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.” ― Iris Murdoch

Cleaning Day.  We all face it and more often than not.  Yesterday we cleaned out the entire refrigerator... all of it emptied out on the counters, the island and the table. I scrubbed drawers and glass and Terry scrubbed out the sides and doors with their slide in containers.  Took us two hours to clean it all and put it all back together. But dang... it feels rich to open the door and see everything you need to see. 

Moving back to cleaning... the house.  We have a plan that has been in place forever.  We clean hard one day a week and then do upkeep on floors etc throughout the week.   Terry and I try to find small treats to make the day go faster as we scrub and clean the downstairs and my upstairs studio.  He will take me to a late lunch when we are done, or cut flowers from the back yard for my vases... or I will make him an apple crunch for treat.  We have learned with age, everything is balanced if you do your work and earn that treat. We both love a clean house... and that alone could be treat enough.   God is good, all the time, God is good.

"You must make every effort to support your faith with goodness, and goodness with knowledge and knowledge with self -control, and self-control with endurance, and endurance with godliness and godliness with mutual affection and mutual affection with love." 2 Peter 1:5-7