Well, I don't know about you but 2016 kinda snuck up on me and smacked me up side the head and said "hey, wake up
Or something like that.
It really did sneak up though, it seems as if 2015 just flew by. As I pondered the year past, the highs and lows, the dids and did nots, I was feeling a little like I let the year fly by. My shoulda, coulda, woulda list was making me mad.
What to do?
Totally my fault, I lost focus on a lot of things I enjoy. Started looking at half empty glasses, started seeing more negative than positive around me.
sheesh, I was a real peach last year
Never one for New Years Resolutions, I decided that I needed to make one this year.
Be nicer, at least be happier
Children have a natural ability to play, be happy, look at the bright side of things. I was reminded of this during our after Christmas trip to New Mexico. This year we drove into Goliath. (that huge storm that reeked havoc on most of the country just after Christmas) The plan was for everyone to arrive before the blizzard hit. The reality was trophy husband and I made it but our 2 kids and families faced the beginning of the storm for their last 100 miles. Trophy husband bravely ventured out to try to help them to the cabin. There were ditches and guard rails and snow-packed, icy, very hilly roads and abandoned cars. Everyone, except me, was forced to stay overnight at a
seedy, rip-off hotel.
It was to say the least, a very eventful first day.
When our grands made it to the cabin the next day, they were filled with joy and happiness. There was no sign of the troubles from the day before. When they returned to school and were able to share their Christmas break with their class, both of them told the same story-they talked about driving into a blizzard, winding up in a ditch and staying in a hotel! They were most excited about the hotel!
This year I'm going to do more of the things that make me happy. I'm going to see the glass half full every time. I'm going to focus on the positive.
I'm going to be excited about staying at a hotel.
This months Focus - Faceless Selfies - has me excited! It's a little like a still life but it's all about the person behind the lens. It's a picture that the people that know you will nod and say "that's so her".
Try one! Share it with us!