Sanctuary is in the small things.
That's going to be the theme that will be woven throughout my blog this coming year. As I have prepared my little daily posts, I've decided to add a bit of fun for anyone who might want to play along.
As Jeff Probst of Survivor would say, "Want to know what you're playing for?"
REWARD. That's what.
Here's how it will work. I'm going to assign points to each Small Thing...just to make it interesting. You'll be on an honor system to keep your own tallies.
At the end of each month, I will give a Small Prize to two people: one for the Most Points, and one for just being a Company Girl.
The Company Girl award will be chosen randomly among people who have participated in at least 5 Small Things AND sport the CG Button.
I will keep you posted on how you can throw your name into the ring to let me know your points, and/or if you have participated during the month. I figure that offering both categories will cover anyone who has a busy month but wants to play along as they are able, AND those who like a little friendly "points competition" to sweeten the pot. You people know who you are.
You're the ones already wondering what the prizes will be. Just hang on, I'm working on that and you're going to like them!
There is one other way to participate, and this is very important!
I want you to email me your best "5 Minute Sanctuary" idea(s), so I can link to you in future posts. If I use your Small Thing, I will send Company Girls over to you that day so we can all get to know each other better, and share some link love. What could be better?! You girls have such creative ideas and awesome blogs that it will be fun to feature you for a day. I will try and give you advance warning so you can put your best foot forward when we all come over!
So just to refresh your memory, we'll have three general categories for our 5 minute Small Things.
Peace: What are some ways that you bring peace in your relationships? How do you create a peaceful atmosphere? This category includes your spiritual life.
Order: What are simple things you do to create quick order in your daily life? It can be cleaning, organizing, sheduling, budgeting etc.
Beauty: How do you bring beauty into your home in ways that please the senses? What are things you do to make your home feel good?
I look forward to your emails...you can just click on my email link at the top left to send me your ideas. Make sure you include your blog address if you have one. For my non-blogger Company Girls, I encourage you to participate and just include your email address!
On Friday, I will post a Small Things Supply List. Having our supplies handy will make each thing that much easier to accomplish!
P.S. Don't forget your Company Girl Bling!