Yearly archive for 2012

Six Years Cancer Free! by cindy torvik

My goal is to accomplish daily tasks quickly and efficiently in order to spend time with my family and friends. There should be a place for everything. A plan for handling incoming and outgoing mail, papers and bills is vital; spend less than 5 minutes sorting when it arrives instead of 60-90 minutes after it’s piled high. Making time to plan the week is essential. What needs to be done, what should be done and what could be done daily should be planned in advance. Then, when life throws a curve ball, I’m better prepared to make quick changes.

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Cleaning Day by cindy torvik

Children can, and should, clean the house. Mine started this important habit several years ago…slowly but surely at the age of 5, beginning with dusting. The more important element is that essential habits for successful living are being instilled in my children. Five hours later (yes, only 5 hours), my house shone like a new penny. There was a place for everything and everything was in its place. What an accomplishment…love that feeling of a job well done.

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Start Small but Start Now

My how things can change in 12 months. Approximately one year ago, I presented to an audience of widows on topics of grief, hope, organization, time-management, and how to find the will to want to move forward with anything. I wrapped up the talk by issuing a challenge to these women … women who had suffered loss that left them lacking motivation to move forward with a variety of tasks. The challenge was to step ahead with theses tasks under their present circumstances in order to show God they trusted him and the plans he had for them. He will show us unbelievable things in our lives when we show him we are staying on the narrow path even in the most difficult times. His plans may include a move, a new job, going back to school, becoming a grandparent, a new love … dare to dream.

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