We can enjoy life or we can survive life.

 Our daily responses to the little things determine which it will be.

If the carpet is worn, vacuum it anyway.

If the furniture is old, dust it anyway.

If the linoleum is scuffed, sweep it anyway. 

If the tub is stained, scour it anyway.

If the sink is leaky, clean it anyway.

If the toilet needs fixed, scrub it anyway.

If the bedspread needs updated, make your bed anyway. 

If the rug is frayed, straighten it anyway.

If the pillows are lumpy, fluff them anyway.

If the clothes are out-of-date, iron them anyway.

If the shoes are cheap, shine them anyway.

If the closet is too small, organize it anyway.

If the dishes are chipped, wash them anyway.

If the table is rickety, wipe it anyway.

If the kids are fussy, hug them anyway.

If the hubby is cranky, kiss him anyway.  

If the neighbors are loud, wave at them anyway.

If the clerk is rude, smile at her anyway.


We can live in Order without perfection

Peace without luxury,

and Joy without expectations. 

Life is what you make of it… so enjoy it anyway.

10 Days Without Complaining

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11 thoughts on “Enjoy Life Anyway

  1. This is encouraging and convicting at the same time, and I love it!

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:28 am
  2. This is just what I need to be reminded of today Kristy! Thank you so much for this.

    <3 🙂

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 5:16 pm
  3. Not sure why the other comment posted with my username like that! Anyway, my blog is http://www.australianbeth.blogspot.com

    Posted on August 6, 2011 at 8:36 am
  4. Thanks for this encouraging post. I have re-posted this on my blog!

    Posted on August 6, 2011 at 8:33 am
  5. Kristy…. LOVE this!!!  I’m going to post this on my blog and link it back to you…. This is a VERY good reminder!!

    Posted on July 29, 2011 at 2:33 am
  6. I love this, Kristy!! 

    Posted on June 30, 2011 at 7:49 pm
  7. I LOVE this!  How often do we not appreciate the things that we have because they’re a little old or not quite as pristine as they used to be.  But just caring for them can make us CARE for them again!  Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

    Posted on June 29, 2011 at 2:20 am
  8. Love this post!

    Posted on June 28, 2011 at 3:16 am
  9. Thank you for that, it just made my bad day seem not so bad:)

    Posted on June 28, 2011 at 1:24 am
  10. I love this thanks for sharing. Chrissy T. Enriched Learning.blogspot

    Posted on June 27, 2011 at 11:44 pm
  11. This was great!!!!

    Posted on June 27, 2011 at 9:16 pm