Day 13 of Christmas Praise and Celebration
I've had a mountain that I have been avoiding in my personal life. In fact, I have been avoiding it for about a week. One night last week I realized I could no longer continue to ignore the mountain or it was soon going start taking control of my life. Instead of avoiding the ginormous task I faced, I thought I would give myself an incentive/reward to help deal with what was the inevitable. I decided to make a deal with myself. I would receive a reward after, and ONLY after, I had dealt with this mountain. My "incentive to self" was a success.
I am please to report I dealt fiercely with my mountain and in less than an hour I was enjoying my reward.
My mountain: (of laundry. It was as tall as the back of my recliner. No lie. And it is just the two of us here this week.)
My reward: Homemade sugar cookies with glazed icing. (Only captured a picture of the mess I made making the cookies. They didn't turn out too cute--so no after pictures...but they sure were delicious!) If you want cute sugar cookies be sure to visit Sweet Bella Bakery.)
Once again this week, I am sad to report the mountain is back. I guess I'll be baking another batch of sweet incentives for myself in the very near future.
All that randomness to say that today I am thankful for abundance. An abundance of clothes (that leaves me a mountain of laundry). Even an abundance of food (thus the luxuary of making sugar cookies just because I "want some"). I realize many in this world don't have these luxuries of abundance. My we never take for granted the blessings we have been given.