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Before I start the sum up of my week of order, I thought I would announce my Everyday Bliss give away winner: Jessica! Congratulations! Rebekah and Jaye will receive a small consolation prize. Everyone please send me a note in facebook with the address to which you would like your your loot sent. :)
I am writing this post with piles of boxes and stuff all around me. I am working very hard to put everything where it will live permanently in my new house so it isn't going particularly fast. Order was perfect for this week but my goals were rather lofty! The only Bliss Initiative I was able to accomplish entirely was the Bliss Work. It was really fun giving things away and I think I will be doing a lot more as we get settled into the house. I weeded a lot of stuff out BEFORE the move but we still brought much more then we want or need!
I read about 50% of "The Complete Guide to Getting and Staying Organized " by Karen Ehman, and will be finishing the book up over the next couple of weeks. I really enjoy the way Karen sets things up so that things are interruption friendly but still organized. The emphasis is on spending quality time with your family and still having a home that works and is nice to be in. I want that in this new house. I spent a lot of time in my old house worried that someone might drop by and I would be embarrassed to have them come in. Now that we actually have room to put things away I am hopeful our home can be a lot more inviting! I'll keep you posted.
As it turned out Ben Franklin's words were more apropos then I would have imagined. But, on the whole, tho' I never arrived at the perfection I had been so ambitious of obtaining, but fell far short of it, yet I was, by the endeavour, a better and a happier man than I otherwise should have been if I had not attempted it..." So like Ben, I fell short of my objective but I am a better and happier person for attempting it!
Next Post: Time to get creative!
My 13 bliss virtues: joy, order, creativity, passion, whimsy, serenity, inquiry, community, romance, gratitude, moxie, humility, surprise