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Just One Thing

July 11th, 2006 at 10:59 am

One of my ongoing goals is feel peaceful as much as possible. I've always known that a routine or schedule can keep life peaceful. I've been a member of FlyLady for more than 6 years, but I still can't seem to attain the peace she seems to have.

This morning I had an epiphany of sorts. It is probably common sense to most people, but it really hit home today. You can change just one thing, and it ripples out to change so many other things.

My one thing is getting up early and getting the dog and myself out for a walk or run. He is happy and content for the rest of the morning. I feel a sense of accomplishment for getting my exercise done for the day. I also have a sense of gratitude because where I live is so incredibly beautiful and I get to enjoy it first thing in the morning. A sense of gratitude envelopes my day. I shower earlier, have a good breakfast, read the paper all before the kids get up. Since the dog is mellow, he doesn't pester the kids all morning which leaves them in a better mood as well. We get our chores done earlier and happier as well. Because our morning goes well, the rest of the day goes better too.

This is the one thing I am really going to focus on. When I've mastered it, then I will figure out what the next One Thing should be.

1 Responses to “Just One Thing”

  1. chimbleysweep Says:

    What an inspiring post! I should try this... once I get out of bed I am usually very mellow and at ease. Imagine what I could get done if I got up half an hour earlier!

    I'm glad to hear things are calm now. Feeling zen is wonderful.

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