More often than not, we are the only one’s that notice it.

How often have you been invited into a seemingly clean home and, yet, have the owner turn to you and apologize for the mess? For me, it has been more times than I can count. And, in almost every case, I’m oblivious to this “mess” they are referring to.

The thing is, in our own home our standards are higher than others usually hold us too. We notice the shelves that we forgot to dust or the dust bunnies in the corners. Frankly, most people walking in just don’t look that closely.

So, when I do such a thing here — ask forgiveness for my mess — I’m aware that I may be the only one who can see it.