The Post-It Intervention

My word for this year is ‘release’.  I’m quite sure God could not have given me a word more opposite to my natural tendency (He’s funny that way isn’t He?).  See, I don’t go with the flow.  I want to make the flow.  Possibly even stop the flow when I need to.   Perhaps you can relate.  Anyway, this month I realized that simply selecting the word is not going to change a thing.  I need to take some action.  So I decided to stick post-its around the house. . .in areas where I really need the reminder.  And, amazingly enough, my inspired décor strategy is actually helping.

The one on my bathroom mirror. . . . .

reminds me to RELEASE

my post-birth marshmallowy tummy

my (several) missed workouts

the stack of cookies I devoured (ironically, when I had planned to be working out)

The one on my bedside table . . . . .

reminds me to RELEASE

the exploding hamper of laundry

my laughable attempt at ‘cooking’

the standard dozen unchecked boxes on my to-do list

The one on my little one’s crib . . . . .

reminds me to RELEASE

being on time for anything ever again

my anxiety that I’ll somehow do this parenting thing all wrong

my countless ‘what-ifs’ for his future

John 14:27  I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

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