Frequent FLYers

Have you just ever felt so good about something that you wanted to break into an impromptu version of the “Hallelujah Chorus?” … Let me tell you why I felt that way recently. … Two dear, longtime friends (who live 10 hours away) showed up at the front door. They were “in the area” and apologized for not calling ahead, but just wanted to stop and see us for a few minutes. I was able, and willing, to fling the front door wide open, invite them in willingly with smiles, offer coffee … even breakfast if wanted … because THE HOUSE WAS IN ORDER!!

So, thank you, dear FlyLady, for giving so many of us the tools to “keep on keeping on” and putting our lives in order. — FlyBaby D.J. in North Texas

FlyBabies beware!

If you read too much FlyLady mail, she’ll get stuck in your head!!! When you are sitting in your laundry room picking everything up off the floor … you’ll hear that FlyLady voice say something like: “Housework done incorrectly still blesses your family. At least they got the stuff to the laundry room instead of leaving it all over the house.” …

FlyLady is not a fly-by-night friend. … If you give her a chance, she’ll change your life. But she’s so sneaky she does it one BabyStep at a time!!! — FlyBaby J

Sitting in peace

I am going on a little weekend trip with my Mom and sister-in-law in less than an hour, and I’m sitting here at the computer in total peace! Had this been a year ago, I’d still be racing around trying to get everything together!! My sink is sparkling, the laundry is done, hot spots have been doused, my bag is packed and waiting at the back door. … One funny thing that happened this week was my 9-year-old daughter came and asked me for “fling bags.” I said, “What?!?” She said, “You know, the 27 Fling Boogie bags. I want to go do my room!!” I ’bout fell over!!!!!! This child has NEVER been one to clean up her room on her own! She came out with two garbage bags full of stuff to go to the mission!

Thanks so much, FlyLady, for helping me to bless my family. I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to just sit here, peacefully — instead of running around complaining about all I’ve got to do before time to go. It’s awesome! — FlyBaby H in Tennessee

FLYing is like magic

You know that time you’re always telling us will turn up if we keep taking BabySteps? Well I found so much of it this week! It was wonderful to have that time to spend with friends and doing fun things with my family and working on some projects. This week has been like magic! …

The thing that has blessed me the most is your attitude-changing essays. I didn’t realize what a negative, crippling attitude I had. My attitude about cleaning and life have changed so much. It’s no longer a chore to get off my fanny. It has been so exciting to see the things you promise will happen take place in my house little by little. You describe them so well! My house finally DOES feel like it’s cleaning itself! …

I cannot thank you and your crew enough for everything you do to help me and other FlyBabies find peace and happiness one BabyStep at a time!!! Bless you all! You are WONDERFUL! — FlyBaby K in California

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