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A Little, A Lot

January 7, 2016


One of the hardest lessons to sink in for me is that a little effort can sometimes go a long way.  This is true in my kitchen, in my knitting, in my work, and in my relationships.  Small consistent investments have astonishing payoffs.


I could tell that the Kettle Slayer had helped to move things along in the kitchen. The dishwasher was emptied and the dish drainer too! Thankful that he’d spent some of his very short break between shifts making our day easier, it was less of an effort than usual to begin my turn.


Easier, but still overwhelming to look at.  How does it get like this in just a couple of long work days??

I set the timer.  I am a firm believer in FLYlady’s you can do anything for fifteen minutes philosophy. Fifteen minutes and then I can stop.

Wash, rinse, load, scrub. The timer went off.


I didn’t get to wipe off the stove.


Or sweep the floor.


But, oh, it looks better now.

Whatever it is that seems too much for you, do the first step. Or the first fifteen minutes. And tomorrow do it again. It’s hard for many of us. Don’t be discouraged. A little can do a lot.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 7, 2016 8:03 pm

    I am the same way….I get upset because of the mess at my house….The thing is to work at it a little at a time…I like fly lady,too!!

  2. brixton permalink
    January 8, 2016 8:40 am

    Progress! And no bathtubs involved!

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