Monday, April 29, 2013

Can you take baby steps?

Picture this!  A dresser or desk that has not been dusted for four months is so dusty it actually has hair mixed with the dust.  Other things in the room were dusted, but there were too many things here that needed to be organized.  They were little things:  earrings, a discarded necklace, bobby pins, a makeup brush, a comb, a red tray that was so dusty it could not be wiped.  There was more:  a mirrored dresser tray bought to celebrate my first trip out after a relapse, a new bag of cotton balls, and other items found on a dresser.  It was a mess, and I did not want to deal with it.  I would wipe off a little area every time I put on makeup.

The week before last I started with cleaning the mirror.  I moved a few things.  I wiped a few things off and put them in the drawer.  Today, I sat down with a trash can and a dust cloth.  Some things I had to rinse off with water.  I have glass on top of the dresser, so I cleaned it with glass cleaner.  Now, I have a lovely dresser.  I won't feel like everything I put there is going to get dirty.

Every step I take on my journey to get rid of the clutter and clean is a kind of release.  I actually feel like I am resting easier, because I am taking baby steps that make a difference in my family's life.  I know it makes a difference in mine.

And my husband noticed, yes he did!



It's always lovely hearing from you. xoxo, Deborah