Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Last night I actually shined my sink for the first time, as directed on FlyLady. I was thinking as I'm doing it, this seems like a silly to take time for when there are other things I could be doing. Then I got done and it clicked. I stood there looking at this shiny sink feeling proud of myself and...well...I couldn't let it go unnoticed, so I showed my kids. I especially did it to explain to them how I'm going to try to do this regularly and they need to cooperate by not putting stuff in my shiny sink or running the water after it's been shined at night (which will typically be after they're in bed anyway) until the next morning. No one who comes to my house would call it messy (unless maybe if they came into my room). Since I love having people over, I keep it decent and the kids help with chores, but I have a higher standard that I'd like to reach, a system I'd like to get down so more deep cleaning gets done. Anyway, in the morning, the sink was a happy reminder that I had taken a step toward getting the house better organized. I mean seriously, the handles were shining and looked fabulous. What a simple step toward good habits!
It's a great reminder of how those small steps can get the ball rolling toward my goals. I didn't get into debt overnight and I won't get out overnight. I didn't get overweight overnight and I won't lose my excess weight overnight. My house didn't get disorganized overnight and it won't get organized overnight. I will take the small steps, and keep taking them, walking the path God has for my life, not my own faulty path that has lead me nowhere I want to be.
Baby stepping to right living! Praise God!!