Inside the Box

Today I went to the dollar store and picked out a couple of containers to store items I had reorganized yesterday. It’s easy for this to fall into the category of “moving clutter around,” but these are regularly used items that had been sitting out in the living room (example: a pile of bibs living on the back of an armchair) and that are now neatly stowed in a cabinet. 

Later in the day, I was being a little tough on myself, thinking this didn’t qualify as today’s baby step, and I looked for something else. I read an article, to supplement my “less than” action, but I’m not even going to link to it here because I found it overly long, broad, vague and cliche. 

Maybe the article sowed some seeds that will sprout at a later time, or maybe not. The whole internal experience drove home the word I want to keep in mind for 2017. Not three words. Just one, though with several meanings.


When talking about baby steps, one tiny action is, indeed, enough. It does not need to be something to write home about (or write a blog about). It just needs to be what it is. Enough. 

As 2016 comes to a close, I want to take one more moment to be thankful. It has been one amazing and mind-blowing year. Happy New Year!

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