For a far back as I can remember, my mother taught me the lesson of making my bed and how that started the day off right. As an adult I am obsessed with making my bed. It must be made before I leave the house, every day.

In the book, “Make Your Bed” by Admiral William H. McRaven, he talks about the fact that making your bed daily is completing your first task of the day and it will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to complete yet another task and another. I also just feel like it makes the entire house looks better and gives you a sense of welcoming when you pull back the covers and crawl back into your bed for the night.

Dianne Dannhaus is a Lake Jackson resident, wife and mother of two grown sons who has a passion for writing and interior design. She started a private Facebook group “Sharing Secrets,” which has more than 4,500 followers. Direct comments and questions to

Recommended for you

(0) entries

Sign the guestbook.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.