There is something so personally gratifying about checking off items on a list. My weekend lists are always longer than I have the time to complete them, but a great effort is at least put forth. My personal favorite is when I can actually remove items from my house, and relocate them somewhere else. We (and I’m including all of you, too) possess an excess of stuff. I love going through the stuff, and pulling out items we no longer need, want, or use, and donating all of it. Two bags of clothing, and one box of dishes all found their way to new homes this afternoon, freeing up my cupboards and closets to welcome in the next round of occupants.
The Other Three
- Exercise – nope
- Meditate – done
- Kindness – done
- Conversation with Melanie
- “Free Time” to complete necessary tasks
- “Sleeping on it”
- Gentle nudges from friends
Christie, who is separated from me by three time zones, sent me a message as soon as she woke up this morning, demanding to know, “So, where’s today’s post, woman?!” My suggestion that she wait for it didn’t go over well with her because, apparently, she “missed [her] morning read” since my post wasn’t available first thing, and getting out of bed without it didn’t seem to be a viable option. She explained, “It’s part of my morning routine. I wake up, open my email, and read your post. Then I get out of bed.” Not willing to be the reason someone so dear to me couldn’t function, I immediately sat down to write out my penance, in the hopes that Christie’s day would instantly improve.
As we near the end of the 21 day challenge, I continue to be amazed at the far-reaching impact of this simple exercise, and for me, hearing from Christie this morning truly made my day. Thank you to each of you for continuing to read, to write to me, and to share with me how this challenge is impacting your life. I know all of our readers would love to hear about your experiences, so if you’re able and willing, please share some of your thoughts in the comment section.If you like this post, you can subscribe to receive regular doses of encouragement and inspiration to help you on your way: