Thursday, December 31, 2009
As the last few hours of the year dwindle away I look back and feel a twinge of sadness that 2009 is nearly gone.
It was a great year.
Lots of big changes for us....but there always seems to be change.
Nothing ever stays the same.
And 2010 looms in front of us.
Full of promise.
New travels and adventures await.
And so as customary at this time I find myself assessing my goals for the past year and setting new ones for the next. I'm not much for NY resolutions...losing weight, eating better, being more fiscally responsible..whatever.
The kids suggested I give up chocolate.
STEADY..that's just crazy talk.
So after much thought I have decided on a very simple resolution.
Just 3 letters.
I'm going to try to look for the joy in all the things that I do.
Sometimes, I think that joy comes easily, naturally, when we are doing something we love or that's easy but cleaning bathrooms or doing laundry....not so much. But that will be my challenge. To step back, change my attittude and look for the joy.
Already I have decided its just the right resolution for me. Matt and I were moving furniture this afternoon...and let me just say that there was much muttering and agitation going on.
"Find the joy, Donna"
That's my catch phrase for the year.
In other resolution news...the kids and I have started " A K a day".
For 2010 we are going to try and run a kilometre every day. Matt joined us for our inaugural run around the neighborhood. The kids enjoyed it however Jack did ask about half way through the run..."Why didn't you bring snacks?"