Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 338 – You Think Your House Needs Work?

“Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.”

— Bo Bennett

I read somewhere that home improvement is a $300 billion business in the United States.

If we spend $300 billion on home improvement, how much time are we investing to support those dollars? I am sure it’s substantial. Maybe we can prioritize a little better.

The next time you feel like tackling a home improvement project, I’d like you to consider two things first –

  1. Would the time it takes to do the project be better spent with your family? or in your community?
  2. Look at the pictures of the homes below, then consider #1.

These are pictures I took this morning on Alsea Bay on the Oregon Coast, and according to the local I talked with, this is not only normal, it’s nothing compared to a real storm. Every year, the owners have to not only scoop out their homes, but make massive repairs to them because of sand damage.

Maybe your house isn’t so bad off.

After our holiday weekend at the coast, I did the laundry so my wife didn’t have to. It was my home improvement project.

About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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2 Responses to Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 338 – You Think Your House Needs Work?

  1. enermazing says:

    Yes, you’re right, in comparison our home and garden doesn’t look that bad…for dusting I don’t need a shovel, yet 😉

  2. Eric Winger says:

    It’s all relative isn’t it!

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