Saturday, January 30, 2010

New Year, New Start: Day 30

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Don’t throw in the towel – we’re almost through! Today’s the last day of our regular tasks. And speaking of towels…. somewhere in your kitchen, bath, or garage is a towel that has lived a good life. It has wiped up your messes and spills, dried muddy paws, and buffed the car to a sparkling shine. It’s a tool, pure and simple, and if it is no longer capable of doing what it was designed to do, then it’s not useful to you any more.  Out it goes.
And that brings us to the end. Congratulations – you did it! Since I’m a teacher, and can’t resist the chance to review and recap – can you indulge me for a bit?
-People are more important than things. Love people; use things.
-Make the decision to release the unneeded object first, then decide where it needs to go. Trash, donation, or giveaway. Can you see why this is important? Don’t hang on to something because you have somehow convinced yourself that you are saving it from the fate of the garbage men or a thrift-store shelf destiny.
-Doing small tasks daily not only adds up over time, it also keeps you in the habit of evaluating your surroundings. Remember who’s in charge.
That wasn’t so hard now was it?

7 comments:

MagistraCarminum said...

Check!

Thanks for the reminders, and the helpful ideas and charming introductions all month long!

Marla at Always Nesting said...

What a great month of this and that to make our lives easier/tidier/less cluttered and all with simple tasks. Thanks for starting out the new year with this ongoing series. :)

southerninspiration said...

Congrats on the successful January series...hope you will do it again next year! Loved spending the time at the Retreat with you! It was so fun!

Suzanne

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I enjoyed following along with your series during January. Great ideas and food for thought. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

Tara said...

Can you believe January is already coming to an end? Thanks for all the great advice/tips/thoughts!
Can't wait to see what is next.
Hugs,
Tara

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Thanks for all the tips; I'm not where I need to be, but I'm on the way to being a little more organized!
I keep an ongoing "thrift store" box; the only way I can convince myself to get rid of something that's still usable is to know it's going to be used by someone else!

Becca said...

Just went through your 30 day list again...and it's November. Time to go through it again around my house - love it and will come back again to it in 6 months. Or maybe you'll consider another list in January???

Thanks!
~Becca