- lose weight
- eat better
- exercise more
- spend more time with friends and family
- write nice thank you notes
- volunteer with your favorite charity or non-profit
So, really, what should I really focus on in the new year? Honestly, I am just trying to keep my head above water right now, as things are busy at both work and home. And in all of the madness, I would like to learn patience and grace.
For the past year, I have felt my sunny disposition slipping away. Maybe call it old age (or maturity - ha!), reality interfering with my simple thoughts (i.e. the shootings in Tucson) or just the daily grind wearing me down, but I have become jaded and cynical. Now, I don't expect the best of people and I mainly consider ulterior motives. I just don't have a lot of faith in people.
And this is something I don't want to pass on to A & B. Maybe it was growing up with a great family in a small town or really not having many obstacles to overcome in life; I guess it really doesn't matter. I have always looked at the bright side; the glass half full. And I want A & B to feel that they can conquer the world.
So how to I get back to that positive thinking? Especially with jobs, kids, hubby, laundry, practices, family, friends all vying for attention - is there time to get back on the right track and focus on the things that are important in life AND make me happy? Or I am just being realistic for the first time in my life?
And, most importantly, how do I teach A & B to think positively but realistically? But when is there a better time to dream your biggest dreams then when you are 4 years old?
Thanks for the advice! And have a wonderful day!