A Clean Sink
I do a lot of things throughout my day that takes a lot of willpower. I wake up at 4am. I drive 3 hours every day. I teach teenagers and convince them that they want to learn. But I think the thing that takes the most will power is... doing the dishes. It’s my last thing I do before I get to finally relax after a long day. It’s what’s standing between me and the couch. And it’s also the easiest thing to not do.
Every night after I eat dinner with my husband, the battle in my head begins. “It’s been a long day, you deserve to rest.” “Just deal with them later, there’s not that many of them.” Just when I think I have no more will power left, I turn the water on, pick up a dish, and begin. You see, there’s one image that convinces me every time: a clean sink. When I see a clean sink, I am truly proud of myself. A true pride in who I am and who I want to be. Sounds a little silly, right? But I am telling you, I know that when I wake up in the morning I will see that clean sink, and I will stand a little taller. It makes me smile every morning. I do a lot of really great things throughout the day (like forming young minds 🤯). But I have a lot of people who have helped me, and it isn’t done by myself. Doing my dishes after a long day- that’s all me. (And God’s Grace, of course.) Now, I’m not saying that people who do their dishes every night are better. Truly, I’m not. What I’m saying is, find your “clean sink”. There are things you do every day that are tough and take all the will power you have. You need to be proud of yourself, friend. You should take pride in the things you are already doing, rather than feeling discouraged in all the things you aren’t.
You’re are doing a great job. Be proud of yourself! Claim what you’re proud of. Tell us in the comments what your “clean sink” is, so you can take pride in your awesomeness. Because I am #proud of you. 💪🏻 📷: @grace_photographyjl