I am currently washing all our dishes by hand….everyday….
Why? Because I am procrastinating buying a new dishwasher. It’s hard to admit that, too. We can afford a dishwasher… I just don’t want to spend the money. What if something happens and we don’t receive a paycheck? What if the car breaks down? What if the bank makes a mistake on our account? What if the “Bottom Falls Out”?
Sometimes I feel like I am juggling so many things that if I drop one thing the “Bottom Will Fall Out” — and everything will just stop. What if my candidate does not win tomorrow’s election? Maybe a lot of you can understand this feeling: that the Bottom Will Fall Out if your candidate loses!
I rinse and stack the dishes each evening. I use a Mason Jar glass to put the silverware in, and add water so it soaks overnight. This morning I filled the sink with soapy water, washed the plates and glasses, and reached for the Mason Jar of soaking silverware As I picked it up to move it to the sink, the bottom of the Mason jar completely fell out, as if it was cleanly cut, all the silverware fell into the sink with the round bottom of the glass, and I was left holding a hollow cylinder!
The bottom had just fallen out: literally.
And you know what? I was fine. Nothing changed; I just drained the sink, found the round glass bottom, threw it away and kept on washing dishes.
My message for today from my guides? Stop worrying! Even if the "Bottom Falls Out”, everything will still be okay. Life will keep moving on, as it always does and always has....