Story that inspired and motivated me
I'm paraphrasing this story from The Way by Michael Berg. This story really touched me and has motivated me to clear out some clutter for my family's sake.
Once a rabbi gave two of his students the job of cleaning out his barn. One grumbled and complained, "I didn't sign on to be a servent. I'm a yeshevia student. I shouldn't have to clean out the animals' stalls and muck! This job is below me." The other student smiled while he worked. He said, "I am so excited my teacher will have a nice clean barn when I'm through!"
WOW that really "spoke" to me. I am usually student #1 doing housework, grumbling to myself, "I'm not the only one who lives in this house, why should I have to clean up after everyone!" Now I'm beginning to think, "I am so excited my family will have a clean, organized house to live in!" WHAT A DIFFERENCE IN HOW I FEEL while I try to organize, declutter and purge!
I hope this story also speaks to you all.