The randomly drawn winner of this canvas print from Tuesday/Wednesday's post is:
Cari, send me your address and I'll send the print to you! Congratulations!!
I loved reading everyone's "Big Bad Ugly" that they faced. It's heartening to know that each one of us has something we are putting off...but we CAN win small victories each day. The feeling of success is contagious. Even a little bit of success breeds enthusiasm for tackling a new challenge, and you all inspired me to take on a few more items this week.
Such as....my closet.
Several weeks ago, I set a box in there in a frenzied attempt to get the house ready for guests. That box is still there, but now it is buried by the clothes that are difficult to put away because the box is there.
Today, I'd like to prove the power of Small Things to improve our lives. Let's see what a tiny bit of Order will do. Would you play along with me?
This is something that many people will find silly.
And, in fact, YOU may look at the computer screen blankly and wonder what on earth I'm talking about because this little task is something you never have a problem with.
I salute you.
For the rest of us, let's just say we have some hang ups.
See, when I walk into my (tiny) closet, there are usually one or two items that have decided to slide off their hangers and relax on the floor. They obviously don't have the strength to shoulder the waiting in there, so with a nonchalant shrug, they leave their spot on the rod for better times on the carpet.
There are also the clothing items that drape themselves over chairs, ends of beds and dusty exercise equipment because they are too tired to march themselves into the closet and retire to the hangers like good soldiers.
And I have to get after the coats and sweaters, who, after a long winter of waiting around, are finding it difficult to keep hanging on to their hooks. No matter how many times I scold them, they lack the willpower to stay put. I know it's because there are too many of them and they're feeling crowded, but it's as if they've given up and think winter is over and will never come again.
There are always one or two despondent items in a crumpled heap of despair on the floor.
I won't even tell you about the clean-but-unsorted laundry that only WISHES it could be hung neatly in the closet. Day after day it sits, its wrinkles becoming set as the basket is dug through for the undies and socks that lay like buried treasures within its depths. The button-down shirts are particularly angry, but they've always got a bit of an attitude. So uptight!
So, for those of you Company Girls with no hang-ups to deal with, today will be an easy day. For the rest of us, we should do some personal therapy by handling our "issues" one at a time.
Today's Small Thing is to hang up the lazy, unmotivated or simply wistful clothing items that are laying around the house.
Some of them need to be put in their place with a good talking-to, and others will thank you for the chance to hang with the big boys.
Where do your clothes like to hang out when not in the closet on hangers? Mine love the chair in my bedroom.