Who is Really to Blame? - Kathryn C. Lang

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Who is Really to Blame?

Last night, before I vanished from the sight of my men, I told them two things that needed to be done. "The baby's clothes were in the dryer and the leftovers needed to be thrown out."

It had been a long day and I just wanted to crawl into a hot bath.  Although my day had been somewhat productive, I felt like I was climbing uphill in sand.  Head colds will do that to me.  I went to bed still fuzzy headed, but clean.

When I got up this morning, there were really only two things that needed to be done - bet you can't guess what they were. I could have gotten irritated or disappointed. I could have lectured my husband (who was already late for work). I could have pretended that I didn't notice that the food was still sitting there waiting to be thrown out.

All of those are the easy way.

I got up, got dressed for the day, straightened the kitchen a little and then did my bible study. It reminded me that if I do what God leads me to do then there is always time and then some. So, I began to tackle the chores. Since the dishwasher just got emptied, I decided to dump out the left-overs and load them straight into the dishwasher. When I get back from errands later today, I will empty the dishwasher once again.

There is no reason to get upset or depressed about what the people around us are doing that they aren't suppose to be doing or aren't doing what they should be doing. I am the only person that I can change. It took fifteen minutes to do the things that needed to be done. Just think, if I had just done them last night then I wouldn't have had the dilemma I woke up to this morning.

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