Redefining Life’s Messes Through Gratefulness

The mess, the lists, the chores can be, well, overwhelming. But the people and life behind the mess make it all worth celebrating.

Redefining Life’s Messes Through Gratefulness

The mess, the lists, the chores can be, well, overwhelming. But the people and life behind the mess make it all worth celebrating.


Are messes maddening to you? Does disorganization send you into disarray? Accepting clutter can take a mental toll. Maintaining order in your household becomes particularly impossible when you are trying to raise a toddler.

In this episode of Welcome To Adulting, Mo Isom reflects on the challenges of accepting chaos and disorder in your home when you share it with your spouse and small child.

“For a compulsive personality like mine, it was maddening—the messes,” she recalls. “The constant hair clippings by the sink, or the egg grease on the stove or the little trail of messes that my child just leaves behind her.”

Focusing on the messes can distract you from the greatest joys in your life. Watch, as Mo does a profound job of reframing the meaning behind the mess, because clutter serves as evidence that your home is alive and thriving. Mo redefined the disorder to serve as markers of gratefulness. Suddenly the hair clippings, egg grease and toddler trails operated as reminders for her to celebrate the love in her life.

Watch the video above and allow some of your messes to be redefined by gratefulness.


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