Finding Your Path Starts with Getting Dressed!

Dear Friends,

Let me tell you about FLYing!

Years ago, I started to practice loving myself. At first just in words only. I would meditate and instead of having a mantra(I didn’t even know what that was and didn’t care), I knew I needed some words to help me focus. I chose,” I love myself!” As I would breathe in, I would say I love and as I would breathe out, I would say, my-self. I would say it over and over. Eventually each time I would close my eyes, those words would pop into my head.

Soon I was doing things to love myself. Getting my rest, taking bubble baths, reading books I enjoyed, spending time with friends that uplifted me and getting dressed every day and putting on makeup. By this time I was able to look into the mirror and not look away or find fault with my face. I was loving myself with word and deed.

This group is about so much more than cleaning your home. If we do nothing else, I hope we impress upon you that if you don’t take care of yourself, you will have nothing left to nurture your family. You will be filling their cups with an empty pitcher. Everyone will be left unfulfilled. You have found this group, because you were searching for something, anything to help you get your home in order.

The truth is, Dorothy, you have had the power inside yourself all of this time. Your journey home is almost complete. Only a few more steps in your Ruby slippers(routines and shoes) and you will find the peace you have been searching for your whole life. I know this sounds to simple to be true, but I promise that if you will take care of yourself first the house will come together like magic before your very eyes.

If you don’t believe me, then try to prove me wrong. Put down those excuses that have led you down the wrong path and focus on your goal. Use this system to guide you to your special place of peace. You will find it. Come Fly with me. March’s habit is to get dressed to lace up shoes. This means to get dressed as soon as you get up and fix your hair and face.

Love you all,


A few years ago, my friend Marilyn started taking pictures of herself to keep her accountable to herself. I grabbed all her pictures and put them to music, by Amy Lacey, “I’m a FlyBaby!” We are so proud of her! She is an inspiration to us all!

Here is the message I got from her a couple of days ago. It brought tears to my eyes.

Mariyn7gloriusyearsDear Marla, 7 Years Yesterday! Haven’t missed a day! (hand on bible) Thanks for getting me started and for keeping me going! Flybabies out there if you really want to change your life, Get Dressed To Shoes and watch your world open up! So happy I took the personal challenge 7 years ago and to those who remember, thanks for supporting me along the way! Life Is Great! My home practically cleans itself these days! ~Marilyn.

You too can take this challenge! Jump in and get started!

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