On and On and On
I've been spending a lot of time in my room lately.
Enjoying the new linens we treated ourselves to on our 12th anniversary.
Finally painting the walls. I've only had the paint for a year or so. I think I lucked out with the color - I found it at Lowe's on the Oops! shelf of the paint department. Someone's bad is my good, and even better at $2.50. One coat down and hopefully just one more to go.
Reading a book I've been talking about reading for years. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.
I've written about them before, but they are worth repeating. The four agreements:
1. Be impeccable with your word.
2. Don't take anything personally.
3. Don't make assumptions.
4. Always do your best.
Though I've been chanting these agreements to myself ever since I heard them, I'm really benefiting from reading more about each agreement. Tell me if this sounds familiar:
"We make an assumption, we misunderstand, we take it personally, and we end up creating a whole big drama for nothing.
All the sadness and drama you have lived in your life was rooted in making assumptions and taking things personally." p. 64
Where have you been all my life Mr. Ruiz? If only I'd met you sooner I could have saved so much grief! You've summed it all up in such easy words and made everything so clear and I will do my best to keep these agreements. I'll also do my best to finish painting my room and make my bed every day. But first, I'm going to finish reading your book. It's so nice sitting here under the ceiling fan, reading quietly and sniffing paint fumes.
Posted by Molly at 3:42 PM