Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tips for an Exceptional, Superb and Powerful Life, continued...

This is the last of them. Take what is good and leave the rest!

29. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

30. Do the right thing!

31. Call your family often.

32. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: "I am thankful for___. Today I accomplished___."

33. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

34. Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

"Trust the past to God's mercy, the present to God's love and future to God's providence."~ St. Augustine

I promised I would talk about my word that I picked for this year,
~ o r g a n i s e
I like putting spaces between each of the letters. I think it's because it makes it look so, I don't know-organised perhaps? Plus I like spelling it the English way because I think it sounds clearer and more precise, at least in my mind it does. When I first wrote about this word I felt it was a word that picked me. In other words, when I thought of it, it just sort of popped up out of no where. Pondering this word these last few weeks I became inspired. I've been wanting to get my house in order for a long time. I decided to start with the basement thinking that may give me a good foundation to start with. Here are some "before" photos of the first corner of the basement that I attacked. Unfortunately I removed an entire shelf filled with assorted stuff before realizing I should take a photo, so it was a lot worse. I wish I could have documented just how bad it was, but I think you'll get the idea. As soon as I finish the re-org in this corner, I'll post the "after" pics.

Notice the big rust stain on the floor? If you enlarge this photo you can see some gross details like the 3 brooms swept down almost to their handles. Why were we keeping them?

Those black trash bags are filled with empty or dried out paint cans, old shelving and empty cardboard boxes along with a rusty tool box.

"Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."~Albert Einstein

please, please Albert let it be so!


Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

I just loved this post. You are a very eloquent story teller. Thanks for a bright start to my morning.

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Soulsis said...

The brooms could be used for um something... your brother would keep them;0) and I mean after I threw them to the curb...

Sistertex said...

"Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."~Albert Einstein

I love that Quote. Great list.

Anonymous said...

Like father like son. Got a bunch of brooms in our garage, most are push brooms. Go figure. PGma

Pagan Sphinx said...

I've managed to inherit the possessions of 6 other people in addition to myself. If it were my stuff, I'd know what to do with it. Oh, I try. But I get little or no cooperation from anyone when it comes to getting rid of their stuff.

Good for you.

Barbara said...

I feel great when I finally get something tackled. I'm going through recipes now, I've had enough of the little bits of paper :)

rdl said...

I know - i keep "trying" on that front too. can you please come do my house when you are through with yours. :)