inside: Printable St. Teresa of Calcutta Quote “Wash the Dishes…”
If you’re anything like me, you loathe coming home to a big pile of dishes.
Perhaps your daughters decided to pop popcorn and watch the old Disney Cinderella together. And the boys realized they were ravenous so they emptied the fridge of leftovers.
No one cleaned up after themselves.
Printable St. Teresa of Calcutta Quote
I don’t have the best attitude at these times. Then I ran across a beautiful quote from St. Teresa of Calcutta.
Wash the dishes not because it is dirty nor because you are told to wash it, but because you love the person who will use it next.
Isn’t that beautiful! And what a lovely reminder it is for us and our children about doing chores.
We do chores, not because the house is dirty. Not because we’re told to do it. But because we love the people in the house.
I’m going to repeat that… because we love the people in the house.
So when the kids leave a huge mess in the kitchen, one that’s going to take an hour to clean up, I shouldn’t focus on washing the dishes simply because they’re dirty. I shouldn’t moan and groan about being left with all the work.
Instead, it’s all about cleaning the kitchen because I love the people in the house.
And because I have no intention of allowing my children to leave such a mess for their future spouses, I call them in to help.
And we clean the kitchen together.
The quote is an attitude-changing quote. Imagine reading it before you begin to do morning and evening chores every day? A simple reminder that we’re doing this because we love the people in the house. It’s a reminder I want for myself.
So I created a printable of the quote to frame and hang on the wall and put the pdf in the subscriber-only resource library.
Down the quote and then print it on a regular sheet of 8.5X11 paper. And frame it.
Then hang the St. Teresa of Calcutta Quote over the sink as a reminder for you and your children of why you wash the dishes.
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