The Admiral that commanded the raid that took down Bin Laden gave such a compelling speech at the College of Charleston in November. This one part “Make your bed if you want to change the world” just stuck out as such pearls of wisdom for me.
You see I have always been one of those people who took the make your bed before anything else to heart. That is the first thing I do after I get out of it, before anything else. My coffee, devotions, getting dressed always come after my bed. As I fixed my sheets and comforter I took pleasure in making sure not a wrinkle stayed behind, my pillows fluffed perfectly, my mind thinking on the day and listening to my morning noises. I would have such a peace and satisfied feeling when the bed was done because I knew that when the day was done I would get to come home after all the chaos that might happen and it would be my happy place.
It might seem a little over the top my love of a nicely made bed and the calm it gives but when I heard the Admiral saw “Make your bed if you want to change the world” I thought I’m not the only nut alive and he’s a very smart man, He has such a point.
Some times I can get over whelmed if I think about all that I need to do. The list can go on and on but if I think about starting small, one step at a time. I don’t get so over whelmed by my the list. I have heard it’s the little things that add up but for me the light bulb went of when I heard that one part of his speech, and I think it when I wake up. It helps to keep me mindful and in the moment, to take each small task finish it then move on.
Keeping this mind-set makes all I do feel so much more joyful. I don’t mind the small things so much, it keeps me humble and gives me that spring in my step because the weight of worry isn’t on my shoulders, its given to God and I am blessed just doing a little at a time.
I will always have my list but with one small thing at a time I really can change my world and am so much happier for it.
Psalm 90:17 17
“May the favor of the LORD our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us yes, establish the work of our hands.”