So, I've been working recently on ways to improve my prayer life throughout the day that is both manageable and effective. To this end, I found a few great, short prayers that I printed out and planned to hang around the house in places I'd regularly see them and be reminded to say them.
Now, where to put them?
On the bathroom mirror? No, I don't really spend time getting ready long enough to make that workable.
On the fridge? No, usually I'm trying to feed ravenous, crabby children when I head that way so that wouldn't really be practical.
Maybe the microwave? Well, no, since it's broken and I don't really use it (more on that later).
The front door? No, same as above, it's not exactly a place in the house I'm liable to stop and linger.
After going around and around about this, I finally landed on the one spot in the house I'm likely to be alone (sometimes), holding still for a period of time, and willing to read something.
I hung it on the shelf facing the toilet.
Somehow, I think God will understand.
9 months ago