Meet Aunt Joann... So thankful for her
Are we going to start it off running around like chickens with our head cut off, the bed full of the clothes that didn't look just right that morning, and the sheets in a big pile?
Are we going to start the day calm, with a neatly covered bed, ready to tackle whatever might get put in our path that day?
It seems crazy that a made bed can help start the day off right but I truly think it does, at least for crazy, OCD people like myself. I have had this mantra since I lost my dad... When people ask me how I get up every morning with such pain surrounding my heart, I tell them that I wake up every morning and my heart and brain together decide what kind of day I am going to have. Sometimes I wake up and feel sad, so I spend the day lost in grief, while on other days, I wake up and just feel thankful to have my dad for the years that I did, even if it wasn't long enough. I remember the good instead of the sad, but the morning sets me up for what kind of day I am going to have.
When I wake up in the morning and take the time to make my bed, get myself settled into this new day, and start the day of with a smooth, clean slate, it makes for some of the best days with my little friends, my little family, and myself.
Now go make your parents proud and go make your bed! Start this Saturday off with a bang and enjoy this beautiful, new day that will never come again!