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Hoping 2013 turns around quickly!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Wow, only 2 days into 2013 and I'm wondering if I want to turn around and run! That's not good! lol

But I'm going to try to think positively and focus on the good.
i'm not making resolutions because I want to live each day to the fullest and a list of resolutions seems really confining and doomed for failure.

Today I decided to start a document on my computer labeled Highlights of 2013.
You see, at the end of every year I try to thinkk backk on what happened over the course of the year and I never come up with much....I guess that's my old brain and a selective memory. I mean, a lot HAD to have happened.....cuz i'm exhausted from 2012!!!
So, this year I decided to just jot the important things down in a word document so that at the end of the year I would be able to re-read everything that happened. AND, at the same time provide my old brain with a time line of events for when I forget my life....lol

So the first entry was Jan 1, 2013. Nicole (my daughter- college freshman) broke up with her boyfriend. Sigh......I'm hoping that future postings will be a little happier.

What do you think? Does this sound like a good idea? I think so.....lol
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In place of resolutions I'm going to list some wishes:

** I hope that 2013 brings peace and happiness to my girlfriends and daughters that are searching for a wonderful "happily ever after" . Everyone deserves that, but it's so difficult to get all wrapped up into one spot. Kinda like herding cats.

** I hope that 2013 brings my husband the career advancement that he SO deserves! His service to our country makes me so proud. he goes above and beyond to try to work with integrity even when those around him don't always work that way.

** I hope that 2013 brings our country together in some sort of path that will allow us to get control of our country's fiscal situation. What a disaster it is. So depressing.

** and lastly.... I wish (selfishly for myself...lol) that 2013 would bring my stomach some peace and my schedule to lighten so that I have the time to pursue the things that excite me and fill me with passion. Life is too short to be filled with work and work and more work....nuzzled into a little sleep here and there.

My wish for all of my Spark Friends is that you take a moment to yourself and reflect on the things that bring you joy. What makes you jump up and down with glee? How can you arrange your life and your world so that you spend every day excited about the day's possibilities? What a beautiful world this could be if we all were able to do that. Only you have the power to choose whether your heart and brain is filled with negative thoughts or overflowing with positive ones.
What will you choose?

Hugs to you all and thanks for the continued support despite my popping in and out of here with no consistency....lol
Melissa
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GIRANIMAL 1/22/2013 12:20PM

    Awww man, I am sorry I'm been so inconsistent too -- look at the good stuff I'm missing here!

For the record (better late than never) I hope 2013 is your best year yet! I love the Word doc idea -- if I used my home computer with any regularity, that would probably work for me too. An old-school paper journal might be better for me, but every time I start one with high hopes, it lasts about 4 consecutive days, tops. LOL

I hope your daughter was not too brokenhearted over her breakup. And I also would like to thank your husband for his selfless service to this country and to all of us who enjoy its freedom! And I hope he is richly rewarded with the career advancement I am sure he deserves too.

You're a sweetheart and you deserve the best. And I know we can make it happen!

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