Life has been pretty hectic around here the last couple of weeks, and I have found myself becoming a bit sloppy in my cleaning routine. Cutting a few corners made sense to me, because it gave me more time to accomplish all the other things that are on my plate.

But to tell the truth, I don’t really like how this sloppiness makes me feel. Inside and out.

And today, I came across this simple quote: “How we do anything is how we do everything.” And it was like a mirror to my soul. Not a pretty one.

And I remembered how ripples reach so much further than what we see, and how a butterfly’s wing movement can affect the weather on the other side of the world, and how one single person can change the lives of thousands, and how one act of kindness can turn someone around.

And God works through small things, doesn’t He?

And I see the dust on the top shelf because I did not take the time necessary to grab something to climb on in order to dust it last Tuesday. Or the one before that. Or the one before that one. And I consider that the sloppiness has begun to invade how I eat. How I sleep. How I work. Because how I do anything is how I do everything.

And God works in the details, doesn’t He?

And I remember how ripples reach so much further than what we see, and how a butterfly’s wing movement can cause a tornado on the other side of the world, and how my floors may look clean but I know that they are not–“surface cleaning,” I call it– and how it’s all about my ways more than what one can see, it’s truly about the sloppiness in my heart more than the windows that are spotty.

And I remember that nothing doesn’t matter. And I cry out to God for mercy and for help.

Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann

one thousand#723 My friends helping me

#724 A wonderful wedding week-end!  

#725 My new daughter-in-law

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