On Purpose…

Purpose…is one of my favorite…Bertha-Size Your Life!…stories…in this story…Bertha…discovers her life purpose of…inspiring women to wear heels…

Now…that may sound frivolous…and…it was written to sound that way…but…the underlying story…was about her discovery…that there were several ways she could do that…which lead to one of my favorite quotes…

There are many ways to fulfill your purpose…if there weren’t…it would be called you life’s project…

She’s bringing this up this morning…reminding me…of all the times…I rigidly clung to what I considered to be…the one way…refusing to look at things from a different perspective…

She goes on…to expand the subject…to…well…everything…reminding me…that…there’s more than one way to do…almost anything…from cleaning house…to studying for exams…to losing weight…to rocking a baby…

Hmmm…I didn’t realize I was being rigid in my thinking…but…I’m sure…there’s more than one way to do that…too…geez…

Jane

I’m Done…

This morning I did something that I’ve been putting off for a long time…even as I type that…I realize how many things that could have been…seems I have the slightest tendency to procrastinate…especially when it’s something that I don’t want to do in the first place…

Case in point…cleaning the wooden blinds…they’ve been dusty for a while…I tried ignoring them…that didn’t help…I bought one of those little blind cleaner things…but…since I never took it out of the package…it hasn’t helped either…it’s in the laundry room now…

You get my drift…it’s been a while…so…why did I decide to do it this morning…what happened to spur me on…honestly…I’m not real sure…but…last night…the neighborhood dogs were all barking and just wouldn’t quit…that kind of spooked me a bit…so…after making certain that all the doors were locked…including my bedroom door…which I never even close…I closed the bedroom blinds…again something I never do because I like the light to come through in the morning…and…where my house is…and what it would take to look in my windows…well…I just take my chances…

Anyway…this morning…as I was opening the blinds…I couldn’t help but notice all the dust…so…without really thinking…I took a tissue…and wiped some of it off…it came off much more easily than I had anticipated…I wiped some more…I liked what I saw…or didn’t see…I got the Swiffer duster…that window was clean in about two minutes…I went to the other one…same thing…I quickly made my rounds…bathroom…kitchen…dining room…living room…guest room…I was done…

I was shocked…it was just like the commercials on TV…I kept thinking…I’m done…I’m done…and I had to wonder…should I read a book…take a quiz to see if I’m Mamalicious…or squirt my husband with a water gun…

Bertha…said…no…just blog about it…then she said some more stuff about the wisdom of doing things when I feel inspired…instead of trying to force myself to do them when I don’t…and how much better things seem to go…

Hmmm…I think she’s right…after all…I’m done

Jane