Today is…

Today is the first blank page of a 365 page book.

  I’m excited to write our story for 2014. 
There are so many things I want to remember for this year.  Of course Pinterest is always my “go to” for thoughts, quotes, and inspirations to define how I’m feeling. 
“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself and to make your happiness a priority.  It is necessary.”  –  Mandy Hale

  I find myself pondering, at times, if my own happiness is a priority or if others is valued more.  There is nothing wrong with pleasing others and enjoying the bliss if those you love, but sometimes I forget to make myself a priority.  This  is a wish for 2014.  
“Should you ever find yourself the victim of other people’s bitterness, smallness or insecurities, remember, things could be worse….you could be them.”

The above may same rude or bitchy. Truth is…..it’s real folks.  Sometimes we all need a little reality check on who our friends and family are. Who is really worth the time, the pain, the anxiety.  And maybe things do make me stay up at night worrying.  Maybe I do need to let life flow a little…..okay….a lot. I’ll work on it. I will definitely work on remembering that it could always be worse.  This is a wish for 2024.  
“You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.”

Someone (who didn’t know me at all) told me I was probably a little sassy, sarcastic, and passive aggressive. Truly freaked me out a bit at how true she was.  She also told me to just be happy.  Live in the moment. Let life flow.  Instead of looking outside and being disappointed that the sun isn’t shining….find out how to enjoy a cloudy day.  In other words, quit being so negative! I’ve been confined by these very walls that I was the builder of.  It’s really my own fault.  Sad, but true.  So my wishf or 2014 is to tear down these walls and stop building them. 
And a few more….
This year….
A bad habit I’m going to break: leaving my straight iron on
A new skill I’d like to learn: quilting…something very simple 
A person I hope to be more like: Pioneer Woman
A good deed I’m going to do: serve at a women’s shelter or soup kitchen
A place I’d like to visit: Idaho
A book I’d like to read: the Bible
A letter I’m going to write: to my friend Lauren R
A new food I’d like to try: some Asian cuisine besides chicken fried rice
I’m going to do better at: communicating to my loved ones
It’s important to have goals.  It’s more important to enjoy life while trying to accomplish those goals as well….

Here’s to you 2014…
May you show me some grace and peace as 30 slaps me in the face, 
Fortunate Gal

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