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Here’s the Pearls of Wisdom from the show today:
Quote: “Make room daily for your own time and space, so that you are able to open your door generously to others.” (LOVE that!)
Peter was an exchange student (Rotary Youth Exchange), as I was! Living in another country really does give you a different, objective point of view about other cultures. Did you know that the United States has the lowest per capita of issued passports? Ack! There’s a big ol’ world out there… go and see it!
Making your bed: Peter would rather put really sharp objects into his nasal cavity than not make his bed. Your made bed anchors your room, and says to your children that you respect your room and space. A made bed creates a sense of calm and focus, when you walk into that space. Don’t you feel better climbing into a made bed after a long tiring day? (Think about this: hotels make their beds, so I’m thinking they agree *wink*)
Cooking: Peter and I see eye-to-eye on the cooking thing – nothing is better than taking out some stress in the kitchen. Will we see the recipe he mentioned? Look for it soon on my food blog HERE.
“Organized” comes from the same origin as the word “organic”: Natural, whole, complete, human, one…. get the picture?
More stuff doesn’t make you happier. Hmmm…. have we heard this before? We chatted about how much people get into debt (5 figures and upward) and what do we get for it? A house full of junk.
The O Myth this time: “If you don’t use it within one year, toss it out.” There are exceptions, so CHILL if you have a tux or gown that you only wear every other year. 😉
Peter mentioned his newsletter, which you can find HERE.
Quote of the day: “The things you have in your home should be beautiful and useful. What you have in your home should be honored and respected.”
How to find Peter: peterwalshdesign.com
Listen to the show here: Peter Walsh on The O Myth
And now, for our contest…..
How you can win: Enter a comment below about this tidbit from Oprah.com:
Commit to 10 minutes a day. Start small and start today with the Trash Bag Tango. “Everyone in the house gets two trash bags. Fill one with trash and one with stuff that’s going to [charity] or garage sale. … Do that for 10 minutes a day,” he says. “It doesn’t matter how big or how small the bag is, it’s just small steps.” (from oprah.com)
Krista is getting extra organizing products out of her garage, and I’m going to work on my “cup” board.
You turn. 🙂 What going to do with your 10 minutes?
Contest ends: Dec. 4, 2008 (Be sure to tell use which book you’d like and leave your email so we can contact you if you win.)