Welcome to the Making Your Home Sing Monday linky party! Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one).
My point with each Monday post is, what are YOU doing or going to do today to make your home sing? It can be an attitude or an action. So have fun, do some blog hopping and if you want, link up!
Tell me, what is one item that you have walked by, day after day, and not bothered to pick up and put away?
What is one thing that needs doing that you have ignored?
What is the one chore that you consistently ignore week after week?
What is one phone call/person that you need to make/see but haven't?
I'll start. My crock pot has been sitting on the dining room table for a little over a week now. I have not put it away. There's a place for it, and I know where that place is, but I just don't feel like bending down and putting it away. I haven't asked anyone else to do it either. So there it sits on the dining table day after day (we usually eat in the kitchen).
I don't want to put that crock pot away. But here's the thing:
I rarely "feel" like cleaning the bathrooms, doing laundry, or cooking dinner. But I do it because I happen to like clean clothes, clean bathrooms and I happen to like eating. It gets done because I don't usually stop and consider whether or not I want to do it, I just do it.
Isn't it funny how we sometimes mistake "wanting to do it" for "needing to do it?" Why are we waiting until we want to do something?
It would take me a minute or so to put that crock pot away. Literally. And yet I keep walking by it and let me tell you, it is not adding to my home decor.
Once you've made your list write down your reasons or excuses as to why you haven't done them. Are they valid?
Here's mine: What is one item that you have walked by, day after day, and not bothered to pick up and put away? Crock pot. Don't want to.
What is one thing that needs doing that you have ignored? Making a copy of a paper and mailing it. Don't want to.
What is the one chore that you consistently ignore week after week? Mopping the floor. Don't want to.
What is one phone call/person that you need to make/see but haven't? Calling insurance company. Don't want to.
I have a lot of "I don't to's." How many do YOU have? Sure, I have some other excuses too.
I never notice the crock pot and when I do, it's not the ":right time" to put it away. My hands are full now so I can't do it now, I'll do it later. I was just going to do something else instead. I forgot.
I don't want to make a copy of the paper right now. I don't feel like finding a stamp and it's raining so I don't want to walk out to the mail box.
My back is getting stronger so I probably COULD mop the floor but it just seems like a lot of work right now and so I'll do it "next week."
I don't feel like making a phone call right now. I'll do it after breakfast, after lunch, before 5:00 p.m........ooooops, too late, they're closed!
Sometimes, I use the excuse that it doesn't HAVE to be done but it "should" be done, and since it doesn't have to be done, I don't do it.
But honestly, it all boils down to one answer: I don't have any desire to do it right now.
We mistake desire for discipline. Desire is not going to make you get up off the couch and do what you need to do, but Discipline will. Desire says "wouldn't that be nice?" and Discipline says "Well let's do it then!"
"Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men," Col. 3:23 (NAS)
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