Mother Goose is an old friend at our house. We have a treasured book, the kind with the cardboard pages, that was read hundreds of times. Most often, it was read while a certain little bottom sat on the potty, waiting and waiting to drop a payload. Good times!
Mother Goose will inspire us to stay focused on creating sanctuary with this little rhyme today!
One, Two... Buckle my shoe
Three, Four... Knock on the door
Five, Six... Pick up Sticks
Seven, Eight...Lay them straight
Nine, Ten...A big, fat hen.
Today's Small Thing is to follow the nursery rhyme and earn points as you go:
One, Two, Buckle my shoe: Get yourself dressed for action. When I roll out of bed and stay in my pajamas, I hardly feel like working around the house. Getting into some decent clothes and shoes means I'm getting down to business! Pearls are optional. 20 points
Three, Four, Knock on the door: Tidy up the entryway. Do your people walk in the door and dump their stuff right there? Remind them that they have hands attached to their arms and get each person move their things to where they belong. Or, you can get it done the faster way and do it yourself. 20 points
Five, Six, Pick up sticks: Do a quick pick-up of your living areas. Just spending a few minutes per room can work miracles! Mother Goose was a genius. 20 points
Seven, Eight, Lay them straight: Straighten things up. Our subconscious mind registers all the crooked things our eyes see, and it gives us a feeling of unsettledness without even realizing why. A peek at my house reveals chairs not pushed in to the table, throw rugs that are crooked, stacked books and magazines that look like leaning towers of Piza, pictures on the wall that are a little "off," and pillows in disarray. Seeing things straightened feels so good! 20 points
Nine, Ten, A big, fat hen: Make a menu plan. A fat hen would make a wonderful stew, but even if you don't have time to kill, pluck and stew a hen, you can make a simple plan for your meals this week. Your menu might include Jack in the Box on Monday and Pizza Hut on Friday, but having a game plan for meals will save you time and money. 30 points for a one-week menu. Get inspired at orgjunkie's site today.
Did you notice that you could earn up to110 points today? How's THAT for motivation?
Thanks, Mother Goose.