With twenty-ten winking at me I feel a veil of optimism having closed the book on a bit of a dreadful year. I choose not to lament or rehash but to take charge and determine what I will do to make this year different. Yes, the ‘ole resolution post….
I resolve to loose some of that new found holiday weight, but unlike others I know I will set a realistic goal of loosing two pounds a month for Q1-10. (Side resolution to make frequent trips to my favorite candy store – Sees – and enjoy life! Hence the lower weight target.)
I resolve to be less of the type A person (except as my work persona) and more relaxed despite how bad the waiter/waitress is for no apparent reason. (Side resolution, to really really work on this since I may have failed to improve on this character flaw before.)
I resolve to spend more time with those I hold near and dear and to realize that no matter what I may not have I am rich in life and the love of those around me. (Side resolution, to decline extra events - one main event per day on the weekend IS enough. >Repeat to self: It is okay to miss out on a few birthday parties and get togethers if it means you can enjoy where you are at and reduce the self-inflicted stress in life.<)
And most importantly… I resolve to spend more time enjoying the quiet seemingly unimportant moments, to take note of those precious ordinary moments in my children’s every day lives that seem to pass me by so quickly. >Mushy, yet so true.<