I have been thinking a lot about this blog and site and I am thinking that I need a place to share my daily journey. I have written the book – Transformed, but what happens next? Is it over – no. Change still happens and there is still more transformation that needs to happen in my life. Maybe my stories of challenges, change and victories can be of value to you.

Have you ever found yourself challenged by life in ways that are simple but tough. Our plumbing decided to back up while we were out of town and we had someone coming over to check on the house while we were gone and they caught the sink that was overflowing. It was backing up from the drain.

Well, crisis averted but now what do you do. I decided to try and fix it myself. My first run at it was very unsuccessful… My second try was better. I thought I had it done and when I went to test the system, it started to back up again. That was very frustrating and I went to tell my wife about it. I told her, I am going to try one more time and if it doesn’t work, then I will call the plumber.

So I get everything apart, and I am running the “snake”, an auger, through it and I was able to go further than before and got a big black clump of something out of it. I wasn’t sure if what I had done worked or not, so I ran the snake down two more times. When I finally pulled the snake out and put the plumbing back together, I was like – “Ok, Lord – if it works, if it is up to you.” I ran the water and held my breath. The water was draining… so I ran it longer and it was still draining. So I let it sit for a little while and then came back and ran the water again and it was still draining.

The lesson learned here was to not give up. In the past, I would have given up. But today, I tried something I had little to no experience with and while it wasn’t easy, I was able to do it – successfully. It was a small victory but I will take the small victory and cheer about it!

You may be saying – well that is no big deal. By itself, I would agree, but what about the small victory from the day before and the one earlier today and then there was the one a couple of days ago… Slowly, over time these small victories are transforming the way I look at life, live my life and love my life. Sounds like the Transformation Project is making progress.

How about your life? What are you doing to get those small daily wins? One of the things I say often, “Progress, no matter how slight is still progress and needs to be celebrated!” So join me in my happy dance and share yours and I will join you in yours.

Cliff