Hi Company Girls!
I missed you last month - and I thank you so much for hanging with me while I took a blog break to work on my book. I got a lot done, and it was good for me to focus on "just one thing" for awhile.
I DID make good progress on the book writing, but I'm just going to say right now: IT WAS HARDER THAN I THOUGHT it would be. I mostly just sat and stared at the computer screen and watched the blinking cursor. I hit the "delete" button a whole lot. I beat my head against the computer a few times. It felt like a huge ball of tangled twine in my head and I was searching for a way to untangle it. I wished I'd started this sooner, like five years ago.
But....I reached my goal of having three chapters done AND the bones of a good proposal underway. Both need tweaking, (possibly even complete overhauls), but it is a start. And it is in keeping with my new life motto:
Start where you are.
You might be new to Home Sanctuary and wonder how things go down around here. You might be feeling discouraged about your home and your family life. You might be an old friend of this site, and you're getting back "on the wagon" with me again. However you've arrived here today, please know that I believe you are here by design.
This is no accident.
This is no happenstance.
This is only God, working behind the scenes to bring hope and laughter - and order - into your life once again. He has put us together to encourage each other. . . and quite possibly to dig our way out of clutter and malaise . . . to find beauty and joy. He cares about the details of our lives, and he knows how much we want to live free of the things that drag us down and get our eyes off of our purpose. All we need to do is start.
I believe in Small Things - small steps that get us going in the right direction. I've seen amazing, powerful and wonderful things happen in the lives of women who commit to making small daily changes. It can happen for you - it WILL happen for you - and we're going to do it together.
Today's Small Thing is to print off a new Tally Sheet for the month of May. Download TallyMay
It is a simple way to keep track of the Small Things we do to improve our lives. I'll assign "points" for each task, just to sweeten the pot and give us a fun little game that might just earn ya a prize. (Please, please hear my Texas accent say, "prahze!" It's really the only way it should be said!) You can find more info here.
This month, I am giving a gift certificate worth $100.00 to my store, rachelanneridge.com. Whoever earns the "Most Points" will win it!
One hundred buckaroos will buy you up to two canvases - and/or other products that I'll be putting in the store. Right now I'm working on some phone cases and ipad/kindle skins and should have them ready by the end of the month. WOOT! Wouldn't THOSE be fun to have!
Here's ya some points for doing today's super easy Small Thing. Be back here tomorrow to start making your home the sanctuary you want it to be. Remember, it will happen.
Just start where you are.