I really didn't mean for the books to sit there for so long. But there they were, at the top of the stairs, neatly tucked into a corner.....for FOUR WEEKS. I'd set them there "just for now" one day, intending to move them to the bookshelf just around the corner. I knew it would only take a second.
And there they sat. And sat.
I cleaned around them. Walked past them upteen times a day. I saw them sitting there and thought "I should move those" at least once a day. But I never did.
Until yesterday. For no reason whatsoever, I bent down and picked up the books and set them on the shelf where they belonged.
It took me oh, I don't know, two blinks of an eye, tops.
Suddenly, I felt alive. Colors were exploding around me, and every nerve ending tingled with satisfaction! The books were gone and I had achieved what I'd been putting off for days and days on end.
Have I ever told you how little it takes to make me get excited?
Today's Small Thing is to put something away that you've been looking at and thinking "I should move that." Today is your day to accomplish that little thing that has been bugging you for waaaaaaay too long. Scoop it up and plop it in its proper place - and see if the world doesn't suddenly unfold before you in rapturous delight and endless wonder!
Or maybe you can just reward yourself with chocolate.
Whatcha been looking at that you set down "just for now".....and now days later it's still staring at you???
Song of the Day: What a Wonderful World, Tony Bennet