Being that it's Monday, and the beginning of a new work week, I'd like to share one of my favorite poems from Louisa May Alcott, entitled "A Song From the Suds".
I liked it so much that I wrote out three of the verses on my laundry room doors (I guess I haven't gotten over the habit of scribbling on the walls!).
"A Song From the Suds"
Queen of my tub, I merrily sing, While the white foam raises high,
And sturdily wash, and rinse, and wring, And fasten the clothes to dry;
Then out in the free fresh air they swing, Under the sunny sky.
I wish we could wash from our hearts and our souls The stains of the week away,
And let water and air by their magic make Ourselves as pure as they;
Then on the earth there would be indeed A glorious washing day!
Along the path of a useful life Will heart's-ease ever bloom;
The busy mind has no time to think Of sorrow, or care, or gloom;
And anxious thoughts may be swept away As we busily wield a broom.
I am glad a task to me is given To labor at day by day;
For it brings me health, and strength, and hope, And I cheerfully learn to say—
"Head, you may think; heart, you may feel; But hand, you shall work always!"
May we always remember that work is indeed a blessing, and that life would be very boring (and miserable) without it!
p.s. I have lots of these sunflowers that have reseeded from last year's plants. If anyone is interested in some seeds, just let me know and I'll send some out to you!