January 02, 2010
I've spent too much time letting life happen to me or letting it pass me by. This year I want to be a part of every moment. As much as that is possible. I think this Christmas holiday, being plugged into my family has been a big part of that, the start of something bigger.
There are 3 things I'm choosing this year, because life really is a choice and how you live it is the most important choice of all.
Be Joyful- I am by nature an optimistic person, but I've felt that slipping away from me this past year. I want to focus on the positive. I want to choose joy because when I do, it causes a ripple effect in my life. The power of smiling can't be overstated.
Simplify- More and more I feel like I'm running around in circles because I'm overwhelmed. I get sensory overload and can't seem to accomplish anything because my mind is too busy. I want to quiet myself. I want to cut out the unimportant stuff so that I can focus on what really matters. So that I can...
Live Deliberately- I want to truly live my life, not have my life happen to me. I want to absorb the experiences and live in the moment. I want to make choices and accomplish things. I want to enjoy the gifts of small moments, the sweet words and memories that deserve to be noticed and remembered. I want to make deliberate choices and not waste my days mindlessly. Except occasionally.
I hope you have a joyful, simple, deliberate day or whatever you choose for yourself.