Dust If You Must!

Summer is crazy sometimes more than the regular months of the year. We should always be using our days off to sit down and unwind and take the opportunity to actually look at our spouse and kids in the face and share some special conversations and time with them. I saw the poem on another blog about a month ago and wanted to share it with you all.

Dust If You Must

Dust if you must.
But wouldn’t it be better,
To paint a picture, or write a letter,
Bake a cake, or plant a seed?
Ponder the difference between want and need.

Dust if you must.
But there is not much time
With rivers to swim and mountains to climb!
Music to hear, and books to read,
Friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must.
But the world’s out there
With the sun in your eyes,
the wind in your hair,
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain.
This day will not come round again.

Dust if you must.
But bear in mind,
Old age will come and it’s not kind.
And when you go, and go you must,
You, yourself, will make more dust.

– – – written by Mrs. Rose Milligan

Make plans to rest and put aside even the work of the ministry sometimes so that you can enjoy the world and people God placed in your lives. Stop and smell the roses, stop and read your Bible a little bit longer than usual, stop and make that phone call you’ve been putting off. Then you can get back to dusting, ministry, and the busy things!