Every night I sleep with these on. My bedroom feels warm and cozy with the glow of the twinkly lights. Do you think colored twinkly lights have a more warm feel? I do.
So, last night after I tucked the Superheroes into bed, I gently shut their door and stepped out into the hallway. My eyes landed on a discarded t-shirt, inside out, thrown on the floor. There was also a small piece of construction paper. As I walked toward the kitchen I passed another room where pillows, crayons and other things were carelessy tossed aside on the floor.
And there I stood, tired and faced with a choice. I could go crawl into bed, under my cheerful garland and try to go to sleep. Problem is, waking up to clutter of any size does not start my day off right. I set my mental timer for 10 minutes and started grabbing things and quickly putting them away. 20 minutes later the clutter was all put away and I went to bed knowing this morning I'd wake up to a clean house.
7:19am Today: I woke up knowing it was going to be a productive day. Can you ever just sense it's going to be one of those great days? It's like the productivity hops onto the dust bunnies and just dances around the house. I'll spare you the details but it has indeed been a productive day.
Wrapping up here are a couple thoughts for you to think on:
- If clutter makes you shut-down, pick it up. In a busy time of year your home should be your haven and place of rest. The place where the memories are made. 10-20 minutes makes a world of difference in the way your home looks
- Lastly, invite God into the details of your day first thing in the morning. You and I both have lists of all we'd like to accomplish and allowing God to put in and take away what he desires is the best way to live.