Day Fifteen — 2011 Great Release Challenge!
Thursday, 15 December
by Silver RavenWolf
Congratulations! Today you are halfway through the 2011 Great Release Challenge! Your main mission today is to walk through all the areas you’ve already done, and tweak anything out of place. Yes, I know how frustrating it is to clean the bathroom at the beginning of the program and now, as you venture back in there you find toothpaste spit all over the mirror.
Life is like that.
Ring the bell!
How did yesterday’s experiment go? We all want to hear!
Tomorrow is your “me” day. A “me” day is when you do something very special for yourself. A reward that you deserve for all the hard work you’ve done these past fifteen days! This could be in the form of a new hair cut, manicure, pedicure (love those!), or perhaps spending time doing something you really enjoy — a craft project, working on your vehicle, building a computer or models or playing your Wii without interruption. Whatever the joy, it belongs to you tomorrow!
Your Physical Mission Today —
For the Busy Person — Check out what you have already accomplished and fix anything that’s slipping. Get rid of all worn out shoes and slippers, and definitely toss or give away those good shoes that don’t fit.
For the Dedicated Enthusiast — Check out what you have already accomplished and fix anything that’s slipping. Get rid of all worn out shoes and slippers, and definitely toss or give away those good shoes that don’t fit.
Yes, I know you spent a fortune for those shoes you bought last year that you wore for…hmmm…an hour? Or, maybe you were really determined and stayed in them until the blisters ballooned or you nearly broke your neck in them in the middle of crosswalk one tenth of an inch away from the taxi bumper? And, if you were super stubborn, maybe you tried to wear those bad-ass shoes again…one more time…with footpads, and band-aids and…
It is time to be realistic. Make them go away. If I remember correctly, swag isn’t in your shoes — it is in you!
And when you have done that?
Ring the bell!
Gold Star Meditation For Today —
If you complete this challenge — you earn another gold star! This is number fifteen! Whoo-hoo! Sit quietly and think about what you want this star to represent, and then, in meditation put it on the tip of your dominant hand.
Remember that list you made on the first day? Keep it handy, we’ll be working with it soon. (Getting tired of seeing this sentence, yet?)
Release Program Diary
I was lucky enough this evening to have the help of my son and daughter, who plowed through that upstairs middle room, threw out junk, organized shelves, and boxed up the last of those tools.
Oh, how did the tools get there may you ask? Let’s see. Two years ago we renovated the bathrooms and the workers left tools they used from here and other supplies behind. When I asked my husband what I could keep and what I could get rid of, I got the “Just let me go through them when I’m ready,” speech.
Happy New Year! Still there…
Tick-tock. Still there…
Then, last year, my youngest son put in a new floor in one of the rooms, and so all those tools are, you guessed it, still there.
Because he has to go through them “when he’s ready”.
Screw that! This evening we all went upstairs and now those tools lying all over the floor are at least in plastic tubs, assisted by “he who was not ready”.
On great leap for humankind!
Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
So Be It!
For Tomorrow: Celebrate your accomplishments with a “Me!” Day!