It has been awhile since I on got on here and did much of anything. The past month has been very busy. My parents left on a trip and my mother-in-law came down to take care of the kids while we were at work. It meant having to take care of organizing a room for her so that she could be comfortable for her stay.
My husband and I were very grateful to have her here. She is a delight to be around and is very helpful. it was important for me to have her room be a pleasant spot. She came down here and is devoting a full month of here time to watch her grandchildren. Our house is usually messy(toddler and a baby plus both parents working full-time), so this required a lot of cleaning.
This quote, which hangs in my cubicle at work, reminds me that the visual of an item has nothing to do with how it is registered. My mother-in-law probably doesn't look at my house and see the little messes here and there. She in fact tells me quite frequently how amazed she is at how I take care of the kids. I know she is being sincere.
What you see, what you make out of what is in front of you, is what is important. Where one person may see a messy home, another sees a loving home. Where I see all my weaknesses, someone else might see my strengths. Do not forget the things that you see.
Stop 'looking', start 'seeing'.