Welcome to 2011 everyone! The New Year was rung in with fireworks and good friends as it has been the last couple years but this year was different as both Sarah and Julia were at various parties and the Captain was in Brazil working…so Thomas and I headed to our neighbours for desert and fireworks. It was an awakening to times too come, when all my kids will have events to go too and the Captain might be working and I’ll have New Year’s to ring in for myself…thankfully I have such wonderful friends that I don’t think I’ll ever be alone unless it’s what I choose but never the less, it’s letting go of an era that I guess is kind of hard to swallow.
With this in mind, letting go of the past is what I love about the New Year…a fresh start, a chance to begin again and do things differently if one chooses.
Oh sure, we all make New Year’s resolutions such as losing weight, travelling more, reading more books, etc, which generally never actually happen but what if we made smaller more manageable resolutions? Things that REALLY could happen without a lot of effort? Such as doing something kind for someone- a stranger or someone you know, making the best effort to be positive in every situation, and appreciating every day of life for the gift it truly is…just to name a few suggestions.
Through the holidays several friends of mine have lost loved ones at very young ages, throughout 2010 I also heard of people who passed at very young ages and it’s made me think a lot about being grateful for being here…grateful for waking up and having breakfast with my kids…being able to hug them and tell them I love them. Making the most of every day and cherishing it…this is something I plan to work at in 2011.
Trying to see the positive in every situation…let’s face it, life isn’t always rosey and wonderful…2010 was a tough year for me personally. However, I didn’t give up and I made it through that tough time. Keeping a positive attitude helps. It’s easy to be a victim and let the bad things happen and say there is nothing you can do…but there is always something you can do, you always have a choice.
I have tons of personal goals for 2011 which I really hope at least some will come true but the things I mention above are the things I’ll work the most at. They are the things that truly matter. I wish you all the very best year ever…may you have peace in your heart, happiness in your home, and health in your everyday!
Happy New Year my friends, until next time….