The last week of 2017.

Good morning,

I hope everyone is staying warm today.  It is bone-chilling cold outside, but I don’t mind it because I just layered to protect myself.   This week is a great time for me to reflect on all the good things that happened in 2017.   With work being slow and less traffic on the road it makes the mind more calm and peaceful, which provide me more space.   My wife and I traveled back from St. Louis yesterday and made it home by 4:30.  We left our kids with my in-laws for the week.    It’s nice for everyone.  My wife and I get time to ourselves to reconnect and do things without the additional work of being alway so scheduled with kids for the week.  It’s nice for my in-laws to spend quality time with their grandkids and it’s nice to for our kids to be in the same city as their St. Louis family.   Even though I’m going to miss my kids dearly its a great experience for everybody.  Last night my wife and I worked on starting to organize our a house a little.  I started reading this amazing book that I’ve been eying for the past couple weeks.  Thanks to one of my friends and his feedback regarding this book I’ve decided to start reading it.  Its called, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

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I’m really excited about trying something new.  My next challenge was to get organized, which has taken me a little time to get started, but it’s never too late to start. 10-never-too-late-change-life-make-a-difference-elizabeth-george-jim-george-blog-3-31

I’m reading it to help me figure out the best way to declutter my life and be more light and create more space for the things that are important.  One of the things that I read that was interesting in this book, we as children always were asked to clean up our rooms when they were messy, but we were never given instructions on how to do so.  Why do parents assume kids know how to clean and to do it correctly without instructions.   We as humans learn from lessons or instructions, so if you want to have someone do something the correct way you have to teach or show them.    The below quote I found really speaks magnitudes to teaching someone how to do something.  Today be an educator to better someone’s life and ease your own frustration. 

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After we finished doing some organizing in our house.  We sat down and watched a movie.  I can’t even remember the last time we took two hours out of our busy days to do this.  We watched Stronger. Stronger is the inspiring real-life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.  This movie was amazing and I recommend it highly.   Through adversity and struggle, we as humans can find positivity.  This Story is a true showcase of that.   

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