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Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Dream Shelf

One of the big problems that I had when I began this little adventure was the fact that I tend to get very good ideas. No, that wasn't the problem. The problem was that they were flashes of insight that would burn brightly, and then be gone.

Few things are quite so disheartening as losing a great idea!

So I made a "Dream Shelf." This is in a prominent position in the house. It's in a place where you and your family congregate. This might mean a kitchen or dining room. It might be a living room or a family room. And if you don't have a place you congregate, pick something that seems appropriate.

Here, you will put several boxes. Make them lovely, this is here to help you, to help your family. In fact, if you possibly can, make them together with your family, especially if you have young children.

Whatever you do, make this spot a priority to be kept neat and clean. Even if you just start out with simply shoe boxes, that's fine! It's better to do it, than to wait until you can pretty it up. That day may never come.

So start where you are. Don't wait for a better time-- there is no better time. Now is the time. Today is the point of Power.

Do it now. Replace the boxes if/as you get time to make prettier ones.

It's supposed to be fun, not just "yet another project" that you feel overwhelmed by. It's also supposed to be utilitarian, so if you can't have the fun, then accept the utilitarian.

You'll need about 5 boxes to start with. Label one of them the Dream-a-Dream box. Label one the Food Dreams box. Then we'll talk about the other three over the next few days.

Get it started today. Get the boxes, and pretty them up later as you get time.

Remember, it's better to do anything that's really helpful in your life in a bare bones way, than it is to wait until you can do it "perfectly."

Too often we wait until it can be done perfectly before even starting. And this is what leads to overwhelm much of the time.

Speaking of overwhelm, that will be the topic of an upcoming post, rest assured.

~ Livin' the Rhythm with Kimberly Weston

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