A Song From the Suds

A bit of cheer for you today, dear mom! When my daughter found it to use as a presentation tomorrow, I knew I had to share it with you. May you be blessed and encouraged in all your endeavors today!   

A Song from the Suds

Queen of my tub, I merrily sing,
While the white foam raises high,
And sturdily wash, and rinse, and wring,
And fasten the clothes to dry; 
Then out in the free fresh air they swing,
Under the sunny sky.

I wish we could wash from our hearts and our souls
The stains of the week away,
And let water and air by their magic make
Ourselves as pure as they; 
Then on the earth there would be indeed
A glorious washing day!

Along the path of a useful life
Will heart’s-ease ever bloom; 
The busy mind has no time to think
Of sorrow, or care, or gloom; 
And anxious thoughts may be swept away
As we busily wield a broom.

I am glad a task to me is given
To labor at day by day;
For it brings me health, and strength, and hope,
And I cheerfully learn to say-
“Head, you may think; heart, you may feel;
But hand, you shall work always!”

Louisa May Alcott  

 

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2 Responses to A Song From the Suds

  1. Kei says:

    Cute :) And so thought provoking and inspirational. I love it :)

  2. Pingback: 31 Days of Encouragement! Day One | | Encouraging Hearts at HomeEncouraging Hearts at Home

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