The part about “a place for everything” is easy. It’s the other part that’s still a lesson for me. Put it back! The cover for the back of the car – put it back! The wallet that goes in the purse – put it back! The mp3 player that goes in the same purse – put it back! Otherwise, it’s just NOT gonna be there when you need it!
From Bert Jacobs, co-owner of Life is Good:
“That’s the great thing about optimism. You don’t start it or own it. You simply let it loose in the world and help it grow.”
That’s it. That’s the other House Rule (see yesterday).
Barbara believes that most of life can be addressed with these two all-purpose rules. I am thinking this may be true.
What do you think?
This begins a string of lessons from Barbara. The first is “Don’t be thinking you’re special, ’cause you’re not”, which works for her!
This is one of two House Rules for Barbara. See tomorrow for the other.
Kevin says: ” When you change the requirements tell the people who are working with you. Consider others’ sacrifices to get things done.”
This is a lesson for all you! I can learn it but it’s much more important that you learn it and this is it:
NEVER take tax advice from me! I don’t know what I’m talking about! Really!
I can already hear the first comment.
My lesson for today is that I can’t create time. I can’t actually make minutes between one time on the clock and another. So if my morning routine takes from 6:00 AM (wakeup) and 6:28 (leave home), and I want to add in some other tasks (make lunch), then I can’t actually manufacture some new time. I will have to get up earlier (yikes) or something. As it was, I almost missed the last seat on the oversubscribed commuter bus, so this is perfect lesson learned … the easy way.
In the middle of rehearsal, our performance drum group leader discovered that she had forgotten her train whistle. “I have one!” pipes up Donna, and she pulls one out of her purse! It was like watching a champion competitor on “Let’s Make a Deal”! Who knew what Monte would ask for next, but I had a feeling that Donna would be ready.
The group declared “Always bring your train whistle”, which sounded like a Lesson to me. Do you even have one? Why not?
On this day, I did what I should have done a week or more before this, and spent the entire day in my nice cozy sunny (sometimes) living room, relaxing, reading, watching old movies and getting well again.
I wasn’t sure I could do it. But I did it. And it paid off.