I wonder if every evening when Mr. B comes home from work, he’s a little hesitant because I’ve probably changed something around the house. It happens so frequently that he’s not surprised anymore… maybe just curious. Sometimes it’s that I’ve painted a lamp; other days there’s a new mirror or I’ve rearranged the furniture. What I mean to say here is that when he started seeing Post-it notes around the house, he probably knew it was just me being kooky again and just smiled to himself. Ali’s One Little Word class assignment for July was to put up little reminder notes for ourselves and notice how it affects our progress.
I found that these little reminders helped tremendously and I don’t plan to take them down any time soon. The one that says “exhale” is on the door frame to my daughter’s room and every night when I am tiptoeing out after putting her to bed, I notice it and it helps me transition to some me-time.
Or the one I have on the door that heads out to the driveway… when we are rushing out in the morning, I see it and I remember the point of what this whole motherhood things is about. Togetherness, love, enjoyment, teaching. It’s not so much getting somewhere on time as it is being calm and present (while still getting there on time).
I definitely need to make some more reminder notes for myself!
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Be sure to visit these other participants to see what everyone is up to. You can see other posts about my OLW project here.
Lee: http://thelinarstudio.typepad.com/embracelife/ (our amazing organizer!)
Naomi: http://www.poeticaperture.com/ <— You are here.
Missus Wookie: mrswookieswanderings.blogspot.com <— Go here next.