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Monday, February 16, 2009

Do It Now!

My mom has a 'Do It Now' paperweight on her desk. It has been there my whole life. The desk is adjacent to the door to the garage so that is where she would always leave us notes. A gentle reminder of what we needed to bring with us to an activity, the grocery list, or a couple of letters/bills that needed to be mailed if we were going to walk by the mailbox or drive by the post office.

Little did she know what an impact that 'Do It Now' paperweight would have on my lifestyle. Somehow through that subliminal message my subconscious mind positively influenced my life. I have a tendency to take action quickly and not procrastinate. That's not to say that I don't procrastinate because I do sometimes. However, in the back of my mind is that message to act now.

My mom lives 'Do It Now'. She has the uncanny ability to act and then move on to the next task at hand. My mom makes a decision and then puts it into action. Reflecting on this quality of my moms I have a feeling that it is not just that paperweight that has affected my life. I have that same quality and I can thank my mom for giving it to me! I have a paperweight on my desk and it is used for the same gentle reminders in my home now. When I go home to my parents home my moms paperweight that says 'Do It Now' is still being used daily! Love you mom!

2 comments:

Gayle said...

I need a "Do It Now" paper weight for my oldest daughter and myself. The procrastination gene is a dominate trait that I've passed down to her. Do you have a tool to fix us?

Evie's Tool Emporium said...

Gayle-
Too funny! No, I don't have a tool for that-unless you would consider my mom a 'tool'!
Too funny!
Michelle-