You Are as Organized as You Choose to Be


Everyday I receive emails and comments from happy, enthusiastic, positive women who earnestly want to become more organized, efficient and happy in their homes.

They’re so optimistic about a new way to be organized because they get inspired by others who have experienced success in their homes. Thank you to all of you who send those kinds of sentiments to me!


My goal in spending most of my days writing is to encourage positive change in a lighthearted way and I appreciate all of your kind words and that you take the time to write to me.

“I’m completely overwhelmed with my situation!”

Occasionally I receive comments from overwhelmed, unhappy women who just don’t realize the power they have to change their circumstances. I answer every email and when I receive the sad negative ones, the only thing I can do is turn it over to God and write with love.

Today I received this note and I’ve chosen not to use the woman’s name. I love her for reaching out and I know she wants to have things change and I know God has a plan for her, and I may or may not be a part of that plan.

Hi Pam,
I’m completely overwhelmed with my situation. My husband works hard, but he doesn’t help around the house. The kids refuse to clean up after themselves and I end up nagging and then doing everything myself. I’m miserable! I need all your books. I’m fat, we’re in debt, the house is a wreck and I don’t know where to start.


What this dear woman doesn’t realize is the power of her word or she would not have sentenced herself to a future that is exactly like her present situation. When she wrote, “I’m completely overwhelmed with my situation,” that’s actually her prayer and God says, “Yes.” Whatever we believe (good or bad), it is done unto us. Damn, I hate when that happens especially when we believe in a bad situation and then perpetuate it by beating the drum to it!

Notice in that statement, “I’m completely overwhelmed with my situation,” there is no room to allow something different. Her statement may as well be carved in stone. It’s truly what she believes is the truth and she is really a victim of her vow.

Abraham Lincoln said, “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” I’d like to trump Lincoln and say, “Most folks are about as organized as they make up their minds to be.”


You will wake up each morning eager to start the day!


But here’s the rub. When you try to get organized and you’re unhappy, you’ll crash and burn, because you’ll be focusing your energy in the wrong place. My sister and I had a program called Organized from the Inside Out and the first step of that program was getting the person to change her attitude.

Your natural state is to be happy, peaceful, joyous, and full of excitement at being alive. In this natural state you wake up each morning eager to start the day. You feel wonderful about yourself and your relationships with the people in your life. You enjoy your work and derive a great sense of satisfaction from making a contribution that makes a difference.

The sad woman who wrote that note has forgotten her natural state and until she has a plan to change how she thinks about her life, her days are going to continue to reflect exactly what she expects.

You are meant to do something wonderful with your life.

Your primary goal is to organize your life in such a way that you allow yourself to be happy, peaceful and joyous most of the time. If you’re unhappy or dissatisfied in any part of your life, something is not right in your thinking and you have the power to correct it. 00001982.jpgThe starting point in having the life you want is to realize that you already are wonderful beyond measure. No matter what kind of a mess you’re in today, or what you’ve done or haven’t done in the past, today is a new day ripe with the opportunity to change and thrive.

You were born with a great destiny. You are meant to do something wonderful with your life. You have a unique combination of talents, abilities, ideas, insights, and experiences that make you different from anyone who has ever lived. You are designed for success and engineered for greatness.

You just need to get to know you. If you’ve been too busy trying to get to know everybody else, maybe it’s time to look closely at the person you’re going to spend eternity with, you. Who are you? What do you love to do? Where do you like to be? What makes you feel good? Ask these four questions and you’ll start your exciting journey to being organized just enough to please you.

Be sure to read this blog for some tips on being organized: 



P.S. My latest book, The Joy of Being Disorganized, is all about finding peace and joy, and getting organized just enough to please you.




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