January 3, 2012

New Year

It hasn't been the best beginning of the new year at my house.
Sickness has bewitched both the hubs and I.
Thanks to a wonderful co-worker, I was able to stay home yesterday and relax.
Which meant I spent all day on the computer/pinterest wishing I was feeling better.
Thanks to the Kleenex's and tea for keeping me company.

My parents have had a tradition for as long as I can remember concerning a new year.
We sit down within the first couple of days of the new year and 
write down our goals for that year.
It's a great exercise and really helps get me focused on the upcoming year.
This year I was a little nervous because I felt like there were so many things in my life
that I couldn't control.
Which I hate.

But as I starting writing, things just kept coming.
There are so many things that I can control and that I have power over.
Most important is my attitude.
I don't have to be upset with our situation.
I don't have to take out frustrations on my husband.
I don't have to do anything I don't make up my mind to do.

And so this year I'm going to take control of my attitude.
I'm going to keep the "eternal" in mind 
And make decisions based on long-term.
 And you can have that in writing!

Love much,

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