Remember that saying, "Close, but no cigar"? In other words, you've played the game, but didn't quite win the prize.
How often do you come close....close enough....almost there.......but notquite? I got home today from babysitting for my niece and nephew in Maryland for the weekend. Soon after I came into my house, I brought my weekend travel bags upstairs, unpacked and put it all away.
Unpacking for a trip of any length is normally attended to pretty quickly in our house. Yet, I know this is not the case for many and I can understand why. It's so much easier to drop everything once you get home, walk away and leave it to think about another time.
Or is it? Is it really easier when you can't find your favorite pants and search the entire house before realizing that they're in the suitcase from your last trip? Is it easier to step around your travel bags every time you cross your bedroom? Is it easier to use toiletries out of your carry-on bag as if you were a tourist in your own home? Maybe. Maybe not.
Aside from travel bags, think about what other items in your home that you come "close" with without actually winning the cigar? Do you put your jacket or shoes down near the closet but not in it? Do you put your jewelry down on your dresser instead of in it's box or holder that's only inches away?
Go ahead, take that extra step and win the cigar this week!