Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's a New Year & New Thinking for me!

Wow the holidays came up and went by so very quickly it seems and now the new year and new decade is here!

This month (Jan 23rd) I am also turning the infomous 40 years old and  I have been sitting here pondering about how fast time goes and if you sit too long it will just pass you by.   I have tried to set some goals for myself for the new year that I want to accomplish for myself and my family.

I have come to realize that I need to live each moment making the most of each and every day God has blessed me with.   I want to make healthy and joyful choices for myself and my family and be positive about things and life.  There is just too much negative in the world as it is and I want to rid myself of any negative thoughts and to be more in control of my thoughts and feelings.  The bible does say, "whatsover a man thinks, so is he." So if you want to be a happier person then  think happier thoughts.  I will try to surround myself with positive people (happy family & friends).  Limiting my time with toxic people (negative people who bring me down).  It is hard to do this at times especially when some of these people I can't help but see from time to time but I know I have to  forgive people who have hurt me.  I know it is not good for anyone to hang on to any past hurts and God knows I don't want to be a bitter person that no one wants to be around.  Forgiveness is so important.  It is a choice not a feeling.  I will guard my heart by limiting time with these people and hoping and praying they too can find forgivness and happiness for themselves.  Life is just to short to hold on to things and I don't want any part of that.  I will celebrate my family and my friends and do my best to be a positive influance in thier lives. 

I want to plan for fun family times and have great things to look forward too.  These are such tender years with the kids and memories we can create and look back on later on that we can always cherish.  I know I am also blessed with such a wonderful husband who works so hard for his family and know there isn't a thing he wouldn't do for anyone!  I am hoping this year and as a couple we can work on finding more time for Alan and I to keep on connecting and falling in love with each other over and over again.  Life gets so busy at times, between the kids, errands, work, chores, etc. and it is so easy to lose that special time together.   I can't believe this May we will be married 19 years!   Whew where did that time go?  We were so young when we met.  Though I knew from the beginning he was the one.  His smile, his humor...I could never imagine my life without him in it! He makes my heart smile!

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