Sunday, May 8, 2011

My New Monday Meme! And a Revealing Video...

Hey everyone!
I have been wanting to begin a weekly meme for a while now, but really didn't have any ideas. But just this morning I had a GIANT revelation from something the Holy Spirit whispered to me.

As I was giving G a bath, I looked around the bathroom and noticed the clothes and towels in the floor and my hair dryer, curling iron and brushes, etc. left out on the vanity and was struck by how long that stuff had been just left out. Now, this is common place ya'll, so I wasn't surprised or anything. But I had the prompting to just take the extra 5 seconds, and put away my hair things and throw that pile of clothes in the washing machine. And as I had that thought, the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, "Be mindful of your home." I stopped what I was doing and just listened. But that was all I heard..."Be mindful." This was an amazing revelation because I am so NOT mindful of hardly ANYTHING that I should be doing, especially around the house. I can step over stuff in the floor, stare at dirty dishes in the sink, and sift through the same pile of unfolded clothes in the laundry room for days (months) and it not phase me. But that's a major problem...being numb to it all points to way deeper issues. Not sure what those are at the moment, but that's not the point. The point is to start small and take some ACTION. The Holy Spirit, in His non-condemning, uplifting way just spoke to me exactly what I needed to hear. That I should just have these things at the forefront of my mind and not ignore it any longer. So, I'm asking Him to help me do this and I'm starting a dialogue about it here. I'm also putting in some action steps...that's where the video comes in.

This video captures my worst room. The room that causes me the most frustration and stress (it has since I was a kid). And that is THE LAUNDRY ROOM! It's a always is. I've never conquered keeping up with this one daily chore (or any for that matter) and I know that if I can, it will by all means clear up a lot of stress, save time and energy and just be better all around for my whole family. We are ALL stressed by it. But I know as the home maker, it's my job to deal with it. And the truth is, I want to deal with it. I want to get control over this and WIN! 

So, I'm kicking off the launch of my new Monday meme with an honest look at my most disastrous room and my plan to get it under control.

And the name of my new meme?


Mindful Mondays!!!!!

What, in your life is sort of a weak area for you that you could be more mindful of? I want you to share!!! 
Blog on Mondays with a link back here to "Happily Home" about what you're trying to be mindful of today or this week. Share your struggles and your successes. I have a feeling I'm not the only one. :)

Now, I have no idea how to set up a meme or link back and forth the right way (I'm sure there's a right way), but please just bear with me and we'll work out the kinks and figure this out together! In the meantime, leave a comment and a link to your blog and I'll figure it all out (if any of you already know how to do this, please FEEL FREE to email me and clue me in!).

Hope to hear from you!!!!

Ignore that the title says "Part 2." I couldn't get "Part 1" to upload. But it wasn't important anyway.


  1. The laundry room is my nemesis too ( of them!).

    You can set up a meme through Mr. Linky

  2. Angie,

    I am impressed by what you have started here, and I look forward to seeing how your new meme will rock your world.



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