Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Happy new year and some resolution talk
You were a tough one in many ways.
A little bit to much time in hospital.
A little to much time healing and recovering.
But despite a hard year health wise my year overall has been so beautiful.
Full of sparkle.
Because of the hard times I am learning to search for the sparkle, the glitter, the slivers of joy in every moment.
I am finding teachable moments in my every day.
I am approaching all that I do with a new outlook and in return getting so much more sweet simple joy.
I have been surrounded by people who love us. I have laughed so hard I cried. I have cried because I needed to. I have held my friends through hard times and had them hold my hand and support me through mine.
I have held my kiddos hands through sadness, fear and frustrations. I have laughed with them (and at them sometimes). We have sang, danced and played. We have fought grumbled and yelled. We have hugged, kissed and declared our love.
As long as am with the people who I love and who love me I think I have it good.
So 2012 THANK YOU.
And good bye.
I welcome 2013 with open arms.
I have spent the year with the resolution word "Gratitude".
I have stopped to count my blessings during my days and nights.
I have spoken more openly about gratitude and I hope lived a more out loud kind of gratitude than I used to.
I think we were always grateful people but I am so glad to focus on it more and to remember to be grateful for the little things that we often overlook.
Today is the first day of 2013.
A clean slate and fresh start.
New ideas and goals. New adventure to come our way.
I can't wait.
But I want to announce my word for 2013.
I do have some more specific aims and goals for the year but I want to continue with my single word resolution because it is serving me well.
2011 - Simple
2012 - Gratitude
2013 - Intentional .. Or to live intentionally ..
When making the final decision on my word about 5 minutes ago I read THIS and THIS and liked their words. There are many articles or posts on the web like this.
I am hoping to find some words, quotes or things that inspire this word so I can display them in my home so I am reminded of them daily.
I hope this word will serve me as well as my previous two have.
But for now
HAPPY NEW YEAR