I know what you're thinking . . . handwashing dishes is not what usually comes to mind when talking about simple pleasures. I'm not sure what it was this afternoon that inspired this post. I guess it was a combination of blessings that made me suddenly overwhelmingly thankful.
There was a cool breeze blowing through my open window while I was standing there waiting to tackle lunch dishes. My sink was full of warm soapy water that smelled wonderful thanks to my Dawn honeysuckle and rain scented dish soap. My kiddos were done with their school work and I could hear them down the hall playing together.
I was happy to be using a dish cloth that I knitted myself. I was thankful to be cleaning my favorite white dishes. I was thankful for the food that had just been on those dishes
I saw things that I usually take for granted in a new light today. A mundane chore became a moment of thanksgiving.
I'll have my eyes open now for more unlikely simple pleasures. They're always there, but sometmes I don't take the time to really see them.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.