My last post was about how hard it is to say good bye. I find it ironic that I have no problem at all saying good bye to the year 2012. I have been so stressed out and worried this year. I have found that some things in my life that I always thought would be stable, turned out to be very unstable and unpredictable. My word for the year 2012 was "Change", because I knew so much change was coming my way, whether I liked it or not. Well more change came than I bargained for, so for next year I am choosing my word more wisely. So as I bid 2012 good bye, I have been thinking of a new word for 2013. At first I thought about Happy, maybe trying to concentrate on things to do to that make me happy, but I realized there are still too many things that are out of my control at the moment for that word to really work. So I have decided on Peace. I like it, because what I think I am searching for through all the ups and downs of life is Peace. I know things will occur that make me worry, I am a Mother after all, and a worrier by nature. I guess what I want to do is be grounded and more in control emotionally when life throws me a curve ball. I think my catchers mitt is almost worn out by now after 2012, I'd like to give it a bit of rest.
I have done my share of things to be ready for 2013. All my Christmas decorations are nestled back in their boxes in the attic. My house is relatively clean and the laundry is almost done. I have worked the last two days and completed my paperwork. I don't want anything hanging over my head that isn't done. I like to start the year with a fresh clean slate. I am going to bed early so when I wake up in the morning I am hoping to not be tired. I am not a drinker so I never have to worry about a hangover. I have veggies and brown rice to make a stir fry so my first few meals of the New Year are going to be nutritious. I know I can't control everything, boy that was sure the lesson I learned last year, but what I can do to make life healthier and more Peaceful, by gosh I am going to try to do.
So I want to close 2012 with a special wish for all of you. I wish you a safe New Year, I wish you health and prosperity in all areas of your life. I wish you happiness and PEACE!
And of course I want to thank you for always stopping by my little corner of the blogging world and sharing your lives and your friendship. One thing I am so grateful for this past year is the growth of the friendships I have made on this blog. We may have been friends for longer that a year, but I feel the depth of my friendship with all of you has grown.
So Happy New Year to all of you.
Max also sends his love.