Stinkin’ Thinkin’ is Gone

Swish and SwipeDear FlyLady,

I’ve been flying on and off for the past 8 years… Although I’ve fallen off the “shiny sink” wagon many times, one thing you said has stuck with me.

It was in one of your morning musings about “Whining” and “Being a Martyr” and “Changing Stinking Thinking”…Somewhere it was mentioned, that in cleaning a toilet after her husband, a woman had reminded herself of being grateful that she HAD a husband.

Later that day, I was cleaning the toilet after my 7-old son…the usual “boy” splatters….At that moment, rather than sighing in exasperation, I instead thought of how much I loved my little guy and how happy I was to have a happy and healthy son – a son who could, yes, use a toilet and make splatters – even if that meant I had to clean them up!

Since then, 8 years now, I have never cleaned a toilet in my home without thinking of how lucky I am to have my Dear Husband, Dear Daughter, and Dear Son….

It sure beats the first 10 years of my marriage where I would get angry every time I cleaned…

It’s all how you look at it, isn’t it?

So, flying, flapping, or wiggling on the ground, you’ve changed my “Stinking Thinking” and my life forever.

Thank you!

Jan in MA

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FlyLady here: This is why I refer to household chores as blessings. Everything you do is blessing yourself and your family.

As part of my morning routine, I swish and swipe my bathroom. Now this is not the crisis cleaning because company is coming and you have not touched the bathroom in months. This is a daily maintenance that keeps it company ready all the time! I know many of you don’t think that this needs to be done but I assure you that you deserve to clean and fresh smelling bathroom all the time too.

So gather up your swish and swipe tools and bless your bathroom.

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