This One, Small Act

When I find myself in a mood that I don’t enjoy, I perform this small, simple ritual to make myself feel better. I clean the kitchen sink. I take my time, scrubbing, and making it as shiny as it can be. Then I leave a little splash of water in it, and I add a few drops of my favourite essential oil. When I am done, my kitchen might not be completely clean, but at least one place in it is pure and fresh and taken care of.

It is a small enough task that I know I can complete it uninterrupted, and I feel a sense of accomplishment, however small it may be. But the best part is, every time I walk through my kitchen, the fragrance lifts me up and that mood I didn’t like is nowhere to be found.

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