I honestly didn't realize it was the last weekday of January until the middle of the night last night. That can only mean one thing: time to add up all those points from the month! It's your chance to win a fun prize and celebrate the little things that have gone into a fabulous month of creating Sanctuary.
We started this month by talking about the BIGGIES: scheduling housework and tracking our time. We worked on incorporating Minimum Maintenance into our days. Have these things made a difference in your home? I'll be first to admit that my "schedule" still needs, um, tweaking, but as for the Minimum Maintenance.....that tool is the only thing that keeps the wheels on around here. It is amazing how much a few minutes of concerted effort each day can absolutely revolutionize your home. If you are overwhelmed at the thought of implementing an entire housekeeping schedule, don't worry about it. Simply review Minimum Maintenance and start there. You will impress your own sweet self with the Sanctuary that happens in those 10-15 minutes a day.
Shall we review the prizes we played for this month?
The Most Points Winner will receive this gorgeous tote bag from allmodern.com. Don't carry around a WalMart recycling bag as your tote (yeah, I've seen you). Carry this one instead....and look like you just stepped out of a magazine.
By the way, the people at allmodern.com happen to have a whole family of stores, CSN, that has everything imaginable....from towels to dining rooms to housewares. I appreciate CSN for sponsoring our prize.
Now, most of our Company Girls don't keep track of points, and I don't blame you. We all have busy lives and it sometimes just makes sense to do the Small Things when you can without to "pressure" of adding up the points. Everyone (including those who added up points) qualifies for the Random Drawing. The Random Drawing Winner will receive "Slices of Life: Unexpected Blessings from Everyday Life," by Ellie Lofaro. You might have heard Ellie on Focus on the Family...she is funny and deep, and finds ways to bring spiritual lessons to life.
Today's Small Thing takes TWO steps:
1. Email your point total to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you simply want to be entered in the Random Drawing, then there is no need for math...just say "enter me in the drawing!" Easy.
2. Leave a comment, letting us know what your favorite Small Thing of the month was. This is always fun to read because everyone has something different that worked well for them! It helps those girls who are wondering if they should start doing Small Things to go ahead and jump in, and it helps those of us who have been around awhile to reaffirm the beauty of doing little things....with BIG results.
Thanks for another fantastic month! I can't wait for another one.
PS Here is a great video to watch for breast cancer awareness. Sit back and enjoy the music and dancing! Thanks for your continued prayers for Shawn....she goes in for surgery tomorrow to take skin and tissue from her lower back to replace the damaged areas in the front.