I smile every time I see the new Halls subway ads. The expressions are ridiculous, but I love the attitude they encapsulate: “You can do it. You matter. It makes a difference that you get up in the morning and go to work, raw nose and all. You are an unsung hero.”

I’ll take my encouragement anywhere I can find it.

Today I carry on with organizing my office desk, a task I’ve avoided for several weeks. This picture is actually an improvement over how it looked yesterday morning.

On the wardrobe planning front, I have so far earned an F. But since it isn’t yet the end of the world, I have time to improve. Besides, on the empty-my-inbox front, I earned an A+ this past week.

I hope your holiday weekend was a good one and that you’re rested and ready to charge into the week ahead.