Do you enjoy washing dishes?? When we I was young, we didn’t have a dish washer in our house. In fact, I was convinced that one of the main reasons my parents had 4 children was so that we could wash the dishes for them. 🙂
The other day I came across an interesting article that caught my eye,
“9 Health and Life Benefits of Hand Washing your Dishes”. http://theheartysoul.com/wash-dishes-hand-benefits/?t=JERF
Some of the main points were :
– It encouraged Mindfulness
– Reduces Stress and Relaxes You
– Boost Immune System
– Teaches Independence to Kids
– Better for Delicate Dishes
– More Time with Family
– Uses Less Water/Energy
There you go…… who knew that washing dishes was good for you? 🙂
We I was little, my family sang a song called “Thank God for Dirty Dishes”……
“Thank God for dirty dishes, they have a tale to tell.
While other may go hungry, we’re eating very well.
With health, and food, and happiness, we must not fret nor fuss,
By the stack of evidence, the Lord’s been good to us!”
Now, many years later, I have my own house and family, and we still don’t use a dish washer. I don’t always ‘enjoy’ washing dishes, but when I do, I try to take a moment to be mindful and thank God for the many blessing that I have. Dirty dishes mean that we have the blessing of food…… some people don’t!