The changing of the toilet paper roll, the washing of the dishes and the clothes, the changing of the diaper at 3:00 a.m., the making sure there is milk, there are bananas, there is cereal and bread in the house. The deodorant we remember to buy, the buttons we may remember to sew on, the pulling of the weeds in the flower beds, the floors we sweep and mop, the rugs we vacuum.
The camellias we pick and set in vases.
And it's not just chaos we are preventing, those of us who do the small tasks which are barely noticed, which we do for nothing but love. We are creating a place of order, of beauty. We are kissing the babies, we are pulling up the covers over sleeping children, we are making sure the animals are fed and tended, the toddlers' hands are held, the homework is done, the stories are read, the curtains are opened or closed, the beds are made so that when we lie in them at night, they feel good and sleep comes easily.
This and so much more.
I just wanted to remind you of that. That all you do is appreciated and even if only you appreciate and notice and it makes a difference to you, that is enough.
And you are bringing beauty and sanity and peace and love and ease to this world. Which is as important as anything I can imagine.