Tuesday, August 25, 2015


A few days ago I saw a bit of advice for keeping your space clean.

It was a simple rule.... "Room cleaner than when I woke up today".

I like that.

I can DO that.

It allows me to do as much or as little as I can today.... but I MUST do SOMETHING toward improvement.

I take care of an entire home... so I may spend several hours REALLY cleaning the kitchen... or de-cluttering the pantry or a closet.... then I walk into my bedroom... where the bed is unmade... a few things are lying around... I really need to dust... and it's depressing.

BUT... if I do ONE small thing in each room... then focus my efforts where I need to (or... even if I just stop after doing one thing in each room).... I can end the day feeling some satisfaction that SOME progress was made.

Over and over again I see ways that things I've learned in recovery can benefit me in other aspects of my life.... that the 'slogans' are just simple truths about LIVING better.

Do SOMETHING today to make your space... and your LIFE... a little bit closer to where you want it to be.

I hope you are well.

I hope you are free.