Saturday, December 31, 2011

Day 206 ~ In With the New * Hello 2012

Okay.  All done.  With what, you ask?  I have just prepared myself for 2012.  I have written down all I want to say good bye to of 2011... read it out loud to myself... and burned it all!  A lighter was a little more accessible than a balloon [to place the note in it and then letting it go].  See Day 7.

  1. All negative thoughts of my past
  2. Things I can not change or control


Then, I took another piece of paper... made a list of what I want for myself... and placed it on my fridge.
  1. Stay positive (if a negative thought shows up, replace with two!)
  2. Continue to work on being healthy
  3. keep BlogGinG!!
  4. Make My Life My Own
  5. Work towards that book of mine...
  6. Do one thing each day to better myself
  7. Date night once per month
  8. Family night once per week
  9. Tell my family I love them each time I see them (already do this)
  10. Be a better wife, mother, daughter, and above all be a better friend
  11. Keep laughter in our lives each day 

In my lifetime I have made plenty of New Year's resolutions... succeeded in some... and in others... didn't do so good or the resolution sort of just faded out.  I either always wanted to loose weight, be happy or find the perfect man.  Or all of the above.  You know, the important things in life.  LOL!! (my last attempt at humor this year)  

As years went by, life just got to the point that at the end of each year I did not even think of making a resolution.  Didn't even cross my mind.  Didn't bother.

This year so much has happened.  I feel that my life has turned around.  I feel that nothing but good lies ahead.  Full steam ahead!  TooT!  TooT!  

Seriously now.  I know that everything may not be perfect now, and it may be a while before it is.  But... I have decided that being negative... crying... closing off from the world... laying in fetal position... well it has not gotten me anywhere... nor has any good come from it.

Why not give it a shot?  Why not be positive?  Why not wait for the good to come from the bad that has crossed my path?  And most certainly... Why not give a happy childhood to my daughter, along with healthy habits to make her a better person... a better woman.

So I say hello to 2012!  I welcome you with open arms.  I am excited to see what we can accomplish together... and all the good that will come from it.

A Happy New Year from my family to yours!  May all your demons be gone... and may all your dreams come true!  

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne (days of long ago)?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) 

Blessings to all!!

159 days to go...

PS... Sons, I love and miss you.  To the moon and stars above and back.  You are my sunshines.

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1 comment:

momto8 said...

good luck with those goals! And happy new year to you! I am your newset follower..pls follow back if you can!