My eyes were shooting darts across the room at someone whom shall remain nameless, as I thought to myself, ” I do all the work around here!”
But my self-righteous attitude was brought down to reality by a small, quiet whisper from within. And the truth stung a little bit.
I barely keep my head above water, often letting things go around the house: things like laundry, dinner and cleaning.
People start to notice when there’s no clean underwear, or we have “rummage night” for dinner more often than not.
But, I don’t think that’s what they mean by Let Go, and Let God. 😉
I kept consoling myself with thoughts like, “It’s not the clean dishes that matter,” or “My family just wants my presence,” and “They don’t mind the ring around the toilet.”
But, I wasn’t fooling anyone. So, I set out to get organized….again.
I have decided that the number one key to organization is self-discipline.
All the planners and calendars and binders and to-do lists in the world won’t do the organizing for me. I have to do it. I have to use the tools put in my hands…and stick with it.
The other realization that I had recently, while shopping the produce aisle at Walmart, is this: If I want my family to join me on my quest, I have to model it.
Once they see me consistently keeping up with my household responsibilities, it will instill in them a sense of pride and ownership in this home. They in turn, will want to take responsibility in maintaining a clean, organized home.
~I wrote those words almost a week ago. Just returning to the simple task of keeping a to-do list has helped tremendously. (And I get a natural high from crossing stuff off of the list.)
The biggest reward is the thanks and appreciation I get from my family. They, after all, are my inspiration.
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