Week Two Chore…Remove Fragrances

 

We were assigned to write a chore down for this week to be completed by the 10th…..The very first thing that came to my mind was the chore I have been putting off for a very long time….maybe 10 years.

I have been helping my Daughter’s move and downsize in their collective homes. Spending hours with them packing, sorting and throwing items away.   In this process I realized I need to do the same and get organized in my very lovely new home.

So the chore I wrote down was to remove the old fragrances and the items that also contain lotions, and oils that had gone rancid.  Wow….. little did I realize how many I had collected over what has seemed like a brief couple of years.  I found many dated even older than 10 years.  I threw out the old outdated over the counter medications as well.

I made a clean sweep of it and didn’t look back….straight to the trash they all went.  Now that I am on the other side of the cleaning, I feel wonderful.  I can say the DO IT NOW helped too.  I did not hesitate on any item.

I have made a pac with myself not to go there again.   I wonder now how I had collected so many perishable lotions in the first place.  I can now move forward with more space to organize what I do need.

I am actually looking forward to the next chores that will get done in the following weeks. Picking something small was a key for me as I get overwhelmed when I think of all the things that need to get done.

Now I know I can do this and not sacrifice days at a time.   I have such a feeling of accomplishment and I kept a promise to myself too.

Week One Becoming Aware

 

Becoming aware of the differences one week can make in the pursuit of positive changes.  The daily repetition has been somewhat of a challenge to keep going. But going is what I must do. God calls us to get up again and again, not to let adversity or defeat take hold.  We will not be kept from the purpose He has given us.

To LOVE those who think they do not want our love.  No one is listening and God says get up again, keep trying.  Move forward showing love with BOLDNESS.  It doesn’t matter if no one answers or hears.  I have completed the calling placed on my heart. Just like Paul experienced in Philippi, there is lack of understanding.  And yet, Paul returns to Philippi again and again with LOVE.

But soon, so very soon, there will be an awakening.  The truth will prevail and all will be revealed.  For where there is man in the will of God progress is made.  And I thank God He is witness to right motives and wrong, able in due time to vindicate where honor is due and to expose where exploitation runs mad.  For some think they are smart in their own ways, but their ways are perverted.

We don’t see the world as it is; we see the world as we are.  The emotions we experience don’t reflect our external reality, they reflect the world as we are.  I am becoming a First Class Noticer of these new experiences and making corrections.

We move forward with hope in our hearts for the future.  Press on then with boldness and confidence knowing a distinct calling awaits.  I will never give up.  I will succeed.  I will build on truth and justice.  I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use and a burning desire to win.