Sunday, August 31, 2008

Mama On: Organzation

"Put things back where you got them, and they'll always be there when you need them."
This is Mamaknology 101: a concept so simple that its application is often overlooked. This concept is so universal that it applies to everything from your purse to your bank account. Making sure that things, including your relationships, education, and even your health are safely kept in line insures you a life less complicated.

And we all like less complicated, right?

Okay, here's where stuff gets complicated. Some of us like to bring the drama -- go out in public with it draped around our shoulders or wrapped all around our head and trailing in the breeze like a dirty wedding veil. For the record, this is not a good look on anyone, and all it takes to fix it is a little organization.

And before I forget, the corrolary to this one is, "do unto others as you would have them do unto you." This also translates as, "don't s**t where you sit."

Yes, my mother (Knower Of All Mama Knowledge) was full of sayings, but this one is on point. You want a life without drama and complications?
  • How 'bout you don't put any out there.
  • How about you give honesty where you would have others be honest with you.
  • How about remembering that while common courtesy is not always common, it is always ultimately appreciated.
  • How about you study for the tests that life will bring and answer challenges like an adult instead of as a child.
  • How about admitting your shortcomings and then doing something about them.
These are all things that a practicing Mamaknologist would do. Come to think of it, these are all things that a successful adult would do -- and all it takes is putting things where they belong.

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