(Peapod - give me a call to talk advertising!)
There isn't a week that goes by that Im not planning something, setting a goal or resolving to change. I vow to keep up with the laundry, play more board games, or avoid sugar. Im always ready to improve...myself, my family, my days. Not because Im not happy, but the exact opposite. I may be one of the luckiest people around - family, health, wealth (it's all relative, people) - and I consciously work to appreciate what I have and think of ways to enjoy it more. A little corny? Cliche? Pollyanna-ish? So be it.
But a new year ups the ante. This is where the big guns come out. It isn't about minor improvements or silly little tasks. For me the New Year is a time to take stock of where we are, what we are doing, and where we are going. My resolutions are designed to move us forward on those goals. What will we make of this life? This year?
1. Live Purposefully:: I think about this everyday. To me this is about making the days count. Filling our days with moments that build on our life, not just pass the time. But it is all too easy to get caught up in mindless routines, or to veg out in front of the Real Housewives on TV. So this year, I resolve to keep the purpose present - every day.
2. Be Grateful:: Im guilty of wanting. There is plenty to want. New clothes, fancy cars, vacations, a house. But wanting isn't satisfying, it isn't making me happy and it isn't the focus I need in my life. Each day Im going to find a way to be grateful for what I have - this blog helps, talking to the kids about being grateful helps more, and a few minutes of good ol' self talk can solve the "wants" pretty quick.
3. Look Forward:: Laying the groundwork today will get us to where we want to be...someday. Im going to stay focused on our goals - as a business woman :), a mom, and a wife. Little weekly goals will keep me on track.
I strongly believe that life is what you make of it...and 2012 will be the best year yet!