Ever since I was a little girl I would squeal with glee when awarded with a sticker for a job well done – especially the shiny stars my Mom gave me for my Star Chart. It made me LOVE to do my chores and homework – I wanted as many stars as I could get!
I had completely forgotten how much fun a simple reward system can be. It wasn’t until I started dating an amazing guy a few months ago that I remembered the joy it brings me. When we met, I was honest with him about dating multiple men. He was obviously up for the challenge of winning me over, because he succeeded.
It is very uncharacteristic of me to date multiple people, and it was becoming quite the distraction. I knew I needed to sort through these great guys, and determine the one who was most worthy of my time and affections. And this is how the point system began.Every time one of them did something wonderful they got a point. Something respectful – POINT! Something helpful – POINT! The wonderful guy who won in the end actually earned 5 POINTS at my holiday party. He could see how exhausted I was, and insisted that I sit down and relax while he and a good friend packed away food, scrubbed dishes and swept up the inevitable broken glass left from a successful soiree.
Then it started…the jealousy… I wanted points too! That is why I have started my very own (all grown up) star chart – which involves having to blog on here at least once per week. Maybe a silly little star is all I’ve needed to stay on track with sharing my joys on a regular basis?
Do you have a similar reward system for yourself? If yes – I am sending a point, or a star or WHATEVER your way!