Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Value of Work

I was talking with my sister today about what motivates her. Lately, I have been taking too many naps, watching too many movies, and playing too much spider solitaire. I just don't have the motivation to get anything else done. Instead of wanting to create a great life, I am letting "life happen." It seems that I'm waiting for that great opportunity or "destiny" take its course. I dare say that all people have their ups and downs. The goal is to be on a path that overtime climbs upwards - in other words to grow through our experience.

Here is the solution: Find something you enjoy doing that makes you feel fulfilled and contributing. It could be serving those around you. It could be writing, singing, working, exercising. The goal is to do these things either for others or with others. God didn't put us on this earth alone. He wants us to include others in our lives.

There is great value in hard work and giving your best. It fulfills us in many ways and makes life all the more exciting and interesting. What a great opportunity we have to be here, so give to live:)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Laundry Management

Having 5 children, we have a lot of laundry. Here is a simple tip that has helped in keeping up on the laundry. The frequency for your laundering is up to you, but to make the task easier, keep the kids laundry in their own baskets. When you decide to do laundry, choose one or two rooms to do at a time. I do one room at a time because my children share rooms and have enough laundry to split the load into a light and dark load. If you stick to only one room at a time, the put away process is much quicker. I put away laundry much faster if it is all going back into the same room.

Furniture Basics for Bedrooms

I'm sure most of you know this, but when I was first married, I knew nothing about arranging rooms. I have learned over the years that the best way to arrange a bedroom is so that the bed faces the door in some way. Every room needs a focal point. Have your bed be your main focal point when you enter the room.

For children's rooms, it is helpful to have a laundry basket and a waste paper basket.