Back in January, I talked about creating a ripple effect in your home by choosing one small area to keep beautiful. It was a starting point, a "pebble drop" to begin a whole new feeling of determination to expand that beauty into the rest of the house. I wrote:
The Ripple Effect means that a single point of energy will send out waves of change thoughout your home before you will even realize what is happening.
A single point of energy, like a pebble tossed into a pond, creates ripples that reach the shore and affects everything around it.
Today's Small Thing is to pick one area in your home that will be the nexus of your sanctuary.
Take a look around your home and find one - just one- spot in which you will clear the clutter, tidy your decor and create a piece of sanctuary.
Today I'm checking in with you about your pebble drop area. How are you doing with it?
In January I had asked:
Where will you drop your pebble?
A kitchen counter?
The living room?
A guest bathroom?
The back porch?
Really, it does not have to be a big area. But give this a bit of thought, because over the next year, you are going to maintain it and keep it looking nice. Don't worry, I'll help you keep it up. Pick a spot that you want to be successful with....and that will make you the happiest when you look at it. This will be your point of energy that will give you power to move on to other areas and conquer them as well.... but later.
See, when EVERYTHING is in disarray, we can feel so defeated we never get the courage to start. We need one small success, a shining victory, that will fuel our tank for bigger battles. Today, stake out your "sanctuary spot" and get it looking good. Don't worry about the bomb that exploded in the rest of the house. Just focus on this one little space.
Today's Small Thing is to re-visit (or choose) your pebble drop spot. Make it look good...and then enjoy your success. That's all.
Let us know: how is your one "sanctuary point" going? Have you been able to keep it looking nice? Has it been more difficult than you thought? Are you happy I'm reminding you because you pretty much forgot about it? LOL
If you are new here and this is the first time you've considered The Ripple Effect, let me know what area you are choosing! How does it make you feel to see ONE WHOLE SPOT looking good?