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Shined My Sink and Starting 2013 Strong

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!!
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    1962 days ago
    Baby stepping is a good way to look at it. One day at a time is how I take things. Great job on taking your steps and shining your sink. Love ya
    1965 days ago
    Another flybaby here. We can do this. We can do anything for fifteen minutes. Health, homes, finances, anything! emoticon
    1965 days ago
    emoticon I know you were in Heaven!

    I love Flylady! I'm in a group that incorporated her challenges into our team challenge last year. I didn't join the Flylady challenges until late but when I did that first thing...I think it was cleaning the Refrigerator without having to pull everything out at once I was sold. I do so much in a very little time. I actually looked forward to see what was the day's assignment. They won't be doing it this year. So I'll find out what she has in line for each day. I do some things on my own. I also am a fan of cleaning the counters. SAVING time is what I like to do! Thanks for sharing the sink shining!
    Love & Blessings!
    Deb emoticon
    1965 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/2/2013 5:21:37 PM
    That's great! I love flylady she really knows her stuff. And thanks for posting, you have just reminded me about shining my sink. I've been wanting to do it since I got my new faucet fixture but haven't done it yet. I'm going to accomplish that tonight!!
    1965 days ago
    emoticon GREAT job and sooo proud of you!
    1965 days ago
    Baby steps, baby steps!
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