Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Worth Your Time

This month, my favorite magazine highlighted 22 'things in life that are really, truly worth your time'. I fell in love with this list from the very first page.

I am in the final weeks of the semester with one or two assignments and some editing of my papers left to go- and my brain is fried. But this article inspired me.

So over the next few days, so that I don't have to think too hard about something to blog about, I am going to pick a few of my favorite 'things that are really, truly worth your time' from their list, adding a few of my own thoughts, to share with you.

The first, Making the Bed.

I grew up in a home where making your bed was not an option. I didn't exactly enjoy doing this chore, but I did love the way it made my room feel. Clean, organized, fresh.

I don't know how my mom got us to do it daily, because 16 years after becoming a mother, I have not been able to pass this 'law' on to my children. It is I who am still making the beds each day. I don't even know if my family notices or even cares if their beds are made. But I do.

I love starting the day with freshly made beds. I love walking down the hall, glancing into each room seeing the comforter and pillows laying straight and wrinkle free. I love the way the rooms feel. Clean, organized, fresh.

The other day I overheard one of my son's friends say to him, "You make your bed every day?" and then before he could answer the friend said, "It's such a waste of time. You are just going to get back into it again and mess it all up."

Maybe it's true. And maybe a made-up bed doesn't do the same thing for some people as it does for me, but it's one little thing I can to do for my family, and one thing that I really believe is truly worth your time.


  1. I really struggle with this one. I like the effect, but I'm bad at turning it into a habit, especially with my kids' beds. Your post is inspiring me, though.

  2. Your room is beautiful! I love all those pillows on your bed. Your post has inspired me to get more pillows, maybe then I'll be inspired to make my bed.

  3. ummmm i make my bed. usually. just so everyone knows (:

  4. I completely agree. I never made my bed until I got a new bed set a little over three years ago and now I can't stand to have it messy. My room feels so much better when it's made.