Careful, I close my laptop.
Shutting out the world wide web. Tuning into the here and now.
Careful, I dress the children.
On go their pants, shirts, socks and shoes. On go their coats. Out the door they go to play.
Careful, I vacuum the living room.
Cleaning the edges. Under the couch cushions. Every last cracker and crumb. Gone.
Careful, I take care of the laundry.
Sorting. Folding. Putting away. The task goes on forever. The enormous chore is done.
Careful, I sanitize the hamper.
Filling the tub. Pouring the bleach. Soaking the container. Scrubbing. Just like new.
Careful, I rest.
Laying on the floor. Arms outstretched. Feeling the pain course through my body.
Careful, I rise.
Not giving up. Back on my feet. Pushing on. Being better than yesterday.
~Inspired by todays Daily Post prompt Careful