Wednesday, 20 June 2007
Thought for today, Purplecooers.... Support! No, I'm not talking about uplifting, bolster-holding or cheek-enhancing, but the support offered by this site to those of us who bare our souls and share our lives. Now, I know Exmoorjane has posted an excellent bit on this on the main page and it was reading this that prompted my thought, but from a slightly different perspective. I realised that if I found the support offered by the wonderful Purplebunch to be beneficial to me, then perhaps it could be the answer to all my problems. Not getting what I'm on about? Well, it's quite simple really....
For example, we are all aware by now that self-esteem (and the lack of) is a not insubstantial problem for many on the site, myself most certainly included, and we all know how the mood can be lifted by the thoughtful and helpful comments received on a bad day. So what about those days when I can't get my act together for, let's say, cleaning? What if I post a blog about it and you all reply with a list of tasks which we shall all undertake in an act of cameraderie guaranteed to ensure I am motivated. We could keep checking online to see how we are progressing and I shall finally have a wonderfully neat and tidy house! Someone good with motivation (Angel) can send messages to keep the spirits up and perhaps another would work out a timescale along the lines of 'wash the floor - 10 mins'.
Alternatively, when I am behind with paperwork and filing of the household accounts (re-bank statement checking, etc) we could all have a session of sorting together going something like this:
1. Collect paperwork off florr.
2. Divide into different areas - filing, bills, etc.
3. Panic - oops, no that should say work through and deal with!
Suggestions from the good-with-their-cash brigade (of which I was one till I met Dave!) would be sooo gratefully received by the rest of us and, no doubt, enforced post-haste thus ensuring a healthy financial outcome with maximum potential for treats (wine, chocs, creme eggs).
The possibilities are endless! Just think of something that you are not dealing with and drag everyone else down with you! No, that's not right either - I mean get everyone else to work at it with you and lo and behold, it's sorted.
Or I could just get off my arse and do it myself.... Ho hum, said Pooh!
Have a good day all xx