NATIONAL CLEAN OFF YOUR DESK DAY

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1-12 MY CLEAN MESS

Man becomes his most creative during war.  Look at the amount of weaponry that was made in four short years of World War II…  But that’s kind of a sad statement on mankind.  – Clint Eastwood

Here’s the question:  How do you feel when you have a messy desk?

I asked this question in my group, A SECOND HELPING OF WELLNESS…  WITH A DASH OF HUMOR & A PINCH OF FAITH

https://www.facebook.com/groups/asecondhelpingofwellness

The answers were varied and interesting.  There are clearly some folks who need a clean, organized environment around them to ignite their creativity.  They do one thing at a time and toss it aside and move on.  For those people, I’m here to tell you that it is NATIONAL CLEAN OFF YOUR DESK DAY.

As for the rest of us…  I give you permission (and I give myself permission) to completely ignore this day and be just as messy as you need to be for your personal creative process!  We think differently than other people.  Our mess is our source of inspiration!

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.  – E.L. Doctorow

I can only speak for myself, but when I ‘m working on one project, I always have about fifteen others, all in various stages of completion.  I feel perfectly comfortable with several unfinished projects – and the really strange thing is, I can be working on project #7 and something from project #9 inspires something in me for project #7.

I make truly organized people crazy – absolutely crazy!

Remember the old saying OPPOSITES ATTRACT???  When I met my husband nearly 30 years ago, he was the most organized man I’d ever met.  I mean scary organized…  now, he not only puts canned goods in the pantry – every type of food has to be put together.  I get that – that makes sense – now it gets scary.  All of the labels have to be turned forward – I mean sometimes I put a can in there and the label with the name of the item may or may not be facing toward me.  I never really stopped to think about it before I met him!

He tells people I’ve relaxed his OCD behavior.  I take that as a compliment – LOL!

Please don’t try ANY of these methods for cleaning off your desk!

It’s not that I’m really messy – I just have a lot going on.  There is a pile for every project and I know what I’m doing.  It’s my system and nobody (not even my husband) messes with my messy system!

I’m inspired by my piles of stuff.  If a desk is too clean, my brain goes blank!  Yikes!  :-/

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ANSWER THE PHONE LIKE BUDDY THE ELF DAY

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12-18 ANSWER THE PHONE

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Elf is a 2003 film about a man (Will Ferrell) raised by Santa’s elves at the North Pole is sent to the America in search of his true identity.  Today I want to challenge you to begin a new Christmas tradition based on this crazy elf’s life.  I know we have time-honored traditions, but there’s room for one more (especially if it’s something off the wall and fun!)  Today is ANSWER THE PHONE LIKE BUDDY THE ELF DAY!!!  So – this is the day you can mess with the mind of a telemarketer or make your husband laugh (as he rolls his eyes in disbelief).  It may make your mother-in-law wonder if you are cracking under the stress of the Christmas season – but who cares?  Today we all need to answer the phone like this: 

 Buddy the Elf. What’s your favorite color?

Fair warning – you may get this greeting if you phone in an order for pizza today.  :-/  Be prepared to say something witty instead of the standard, what, or huh???  

I asked my group on facebook, A Second Helping of Wellness…  with a Dash of Humor & a Pinch of Faith, to give me a witty response to “Buddy the Elf, What’s Your Favorite Color???”  Here’s what they had to say:

Ally:  RED & WHITE WITH SANTA ALL OVER!  :-p

John:  RED & GREEN, OF COURSE!  😀

Valerie:  WHITE AS SNOW BECAUSE YOU CAN COLOR IT EVERY COLOR THAT EXISTS!  🙂

And what am I prepared to say?  Well – I’m going to say CHRISTMAS PLUM PUDDING COLOR!  😉

There are two possible scenarios really – the caller could just be taken aback and there will be awkward silence or you will hear a “huh” or “uh” sound.  Possibly the caller will actually tell you what their favorite color is, so you will have to be prepared with a witty and funny response, or possibly a statement such as “that is not a color, but a shade”, which will start a debate with the caller.  A debate could be something fun and different today!  🙂

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I know why we will snuggle after eating a whole roll of Tollhouse cookie dough – our blood sugar will be so high, we’ll be close to diabetic coma!  That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!  Wink!  😉

If you are looking for a perfect Christmas gift, may I suggest a new devotional book by Lucinda Berry Hill?  Everyone needs a new devotional book to begin the new year!

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Click on the link below to order your copy!

http://bookstore.westbowpress.com/Products/SKU-000952694/A-Second-Cup-with-Jesus.aspx