Thursday, March 24, 2011

Small Successes

It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph.  Here's mine:

1.Cleaned the horrible dusty mess off the shelves heading down the cellar stairs, threw out or relocated lots of the tools and miscellaneous junk that were there, Painted the shelves, and replaced the items that it actually made sense to store there. This was several bags' worth of my 40 bags for lent.
2. Made orderly two huge hall bookcases that had also become "storage" for an assortment of winter gloves, dog grooming tools, and flower vases. Filled a bag with books to give away and relocated the non-book items. Dusted bookcases.
3. Created a single place to keep all those computer user names and passwords that I imagine I will remember and never do, or else write on little scraps of paper that get lost. Also went and changed  the passwords I use for online purchasing, something that I read should be done at least yearly. Now that I have a safe place where these are written down, I am no longer afraid to change them and then forget/lose the paper scrap.