Happy New Year….



Happy New Year…

It is so hard to believe it is the year 2013. When people tell you that the older you get the faster time goes by they are sadly correct.

The Christmas tree has been taken down – the decorations have been packed away for another year and the memories a tucked safely into my heart to pull out whenever I need to smile.

So did you make a list of New Year’s resolutions? I did not – I don’t want to disappoint myself. There are some changes that I want to make but they are not necessarily things that I need to share. They are more things that I will work on changing to make myself happier.

I have started a sort of gratitude journal – I had read about it in an Oprah magazine. No groaning – I don’t usually put much stock in Oprah-isms but this one sort of hit me. She mentioned that she started to write down things – things that she was thankful for.

So I have started to do that – every day or two I write down something that I am thankful for – some days it is something as simple as the love I feel from my family – or the fact that the sun is shining. When you actually stop to think about your life you usually don’t have to think for too long to realize that you have something to be thankful for. So one of the resolutions that I will share, is to take the time to be thankful and to write it down to read another day.

Today I am thankful for the beautiful snowy view out my windows –IMG_2328


I am thankful for my warm, snuggy home –



I am thankful for the furry chocolate lab that is asleep on my feet. I am always thankful for my wonderful family.

Stop each day and think about what you are thankful for….however simple it may be.
Be thankful and be kind….


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