Make your bed.

Admiral William McRaven gave a fantastic graduation speech to the University of Texas in 2014. During the speech he talks about making your bed. It’s inspirational on many levels.  After seeing the speech on YouTube my wife and I began making our bed every morning.  It does have a positive effect.  We decided that it would for our children too and I showed them the speech about two weeks ago.  We asked them to begin making their beds as well.  It hasn’t been perfect but, so far, it’s working out well.  We don’t require perfection from them in the task just an honest effort.  The quote of the week is from Admiral McRaven:

“If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day.  It will give you a small sense of pride and encourage you to do another task and another and another.  By the end of the day that one task completed will turn into many tasks completed.  Making your bed will also reinforce that little things in life matter”

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