When Something Simple Turns Into Something Memorable


Last week I opened my mom's room door and got to work. My mom is not a nasty person and she really isn't a messy person either but with her being the primary breadwinner (single parent) and working 10+ hour shifts she doesn't have the time to do what she would like to.


Anyway, I got to work throwing away what needed to be thrown away, fixing her shoes, tidying up, vacuuming, etc... I didn't think it was a big deal. I was simply doing my job. It was the least I could do.


Little did I know that night when my mom came home I would be greeted with the biggest smile. My mom came and practically jumped on me as she tackled me with hugs and kisses thanking me for cleaning her room. I was shocked to say the least. I didn't do anything extra I just tidied her space but to her, it was more than that. She not only came back to a clean room but it was just the way she liked it. Plain and simple with a bit of color.


Normally I would complain. I would huff and puff and make my frustration known but I've been working on it asking the Lord to help me to look past the current situation and focus on the bigger picture. And while I don't get kiss attacked every time it did make me realize that she does see my efforts even if she doesn't acknowledge it most times and deep down I know she appreciates it.


So what am I trying to say? I don't really know. I guess, in a way, I'm saying that the simple everyday tasks we may do might seem like nothing to us (because we're the one's doing them) but mean everything to someone else. You never know.


Ps: That's a picture of her room. It seems dull and boring compared to Pinterest and that's the thing, it's being compared. I know when looking on the internet we can sometimes wish our homes were just as aesthetic but my mom loves her room like that and that's all that matters. Personally, I would have gone for something more light and added a few (a lot actually) more things but my mom prefers it this way and if that's what she likes then I'm happy.


Until next time friends,

~Ruth.

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