Thursday, October 9, 2008

Growing Up is...

...doing things you don't want to do, because you know they should be done, and because you know you'll feel better when you've done them.
Example no. 1: Spending your Wednesday evening vacuuming and mopping your apartment, NOT because the immeasurable enjoyment derived from housework, but because of the indescribable sense of pride and pleasure in the finished result.
Now I haven't suddenly converted into a zealous, house-proud character reminiscent of Bree from Desperate Housewives, but I can certainly see the merit in the old adage that housework is good for the soul, as there was a certain sense of spiritual calm in my freshly-cleaned home last night.

2 comments:

tokaiangel said...

So true.

I hate cleaning but I hate the mess even more.

And it really does feel better when it's done!

TA x

Shivers said...

Thanks TA! :o)

I'm really feeling a stronger sense of obligation when it comes to unenjoyable tasks that serve a higher purpose, and I'm hoping it's a sign of maturity!