amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do! I've been meaning to
paint our living area and my little office (Earnhardt shrine) for a
while now. I kept putting it off because I didn't want to deal with
moving furniture and taking everything off the walls. Well, I
finally got around to it last week. The soft grey is a perfect
neutral background. I love the results, all clean and fresh and
neat. Baseboards, floors, and shelves are shining.
best part is that I edited what went back into each space. Fewer
knick-knacks and pictures give both rooms a peaceful feeling. No
clutter. Believe it or not, I didn't rearrange the furniture, at
least not until I get a new rug. I have a few boxes of Dale 3
collectibles stashed in the closet, and a load of other stuff headed
energizing, creative, and satisfying to freshen up our home. A
little paint doesn't cost much, but it does make a huge difference in appearance, attitude, and outlook.
Notion: Fresh paint is like a brand new notebook, an empty shelf, or a new day. You get a new perspective and a choice of what
you want to change.
"You have a clean slate every day you wake up. You have a chance every single morning to make that change and be the person you want to be. You just have to decide to do it. Decide today's the day. Say it: This is going to be my day." --Brendan Burchard
a chance or possibility that something will happen or exist in the
: a quality that something has
that can be developed to make it better
: an ability that someone has
that can be developed to help that person become successful
Everyone has potential for
something: Achievements, personal satisfaction, talent, success.
Have you looked for yours? Clues are all around you.
Discover what you do best by seeing what comes naturally. Look
within to find who you want to be. Develop your talents and achieve
Useful Notion: You are confined
only by the walls you build yourself.
“Potential is a priceless
treasure, like gold. We all have gold hidden within, but we have to
dig to get it out.” Joyce Meyer
in time for July, I finished sewing spiffy new covers for all the cushions and
pillows on our screened porch. My yard sale rocking chair got an
upgrade to match. I love that they can be easily removed for cleaning. I added new rugs to
complete the look.
hours on the porch reading, talking, and grilling was a wonderful way to
enjoy a summer week in our fresh new space. The weather fully
cooperated, with low humidity and temperatures ranging from 60's in
the morning to only low 80's in the afternoons. Not all down time for us, since we
caught up on some yard work as well.
you believe we even opened windows to bring that cool air into the
house – in July? AMAZING!
My mama joined us on the 4th
for grilled burgers, chocolate pie and family time. What a pleasant,
quiet holiday for the three of us, relaxing on our porch.
Notion: Sometime you need to step outside, get some air, and remind
yourself of who you are, and who you want to be.