I was reading last year's end of year post. I had a plan to make 2014 a year of gratitude. I think I accomplished that. I often thought and expressed my gratitude. I was conscious of how grateful I have been for everything in my life. It was hard a few times, but even in the darkest times in October, I was grateful for so much. In 2014, I was most grateful for moving back to Minnesota. I was reluctant, but now believe it was the best decision our family could make. I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else this fall/winter.
As I begin to think of the year ahead, I have many goals. I have personal goals, family goals, and career goals. I am beginning to write them down and find ways to accomplish them. I met some of my last year's goals and missed others. I don't give up.
My holiday season of JOY will be extended into 2015. I think the theme for the year will be joy and nice. I find it useless to get angry. There are many things I don't like. It does no good for me to dwell on them. I change what I can, purge what I can, and I will have to learn to make the best of the things I cannot purge. I might as well approach all of life with the spirit of joy and the attitude of nice. I'm sure I will fail at times, but if I keep it in my mind, in my heart, I will be able to spread the joy and the nice.
Joy and nice...why not?