Dear 2012

Dear 2012,

I would like to take this time to welcome you into my life; home, work, relationships, etc. I would like to get off on the right foot this New Year and be straight forward and up front with you, as much as I can.

This year, I plan to be agreeable and satisfied with whatever you decide to bestow upon me. I will try not to complain and belly-ache (so much). I will be happy and content with my life in this New Year 2012. I welcome you. I will accept that I have a great life, I will not want more. I will be satisfied with what I have and be grateful for it. And we all know that gratitude is not a feeling but a form of action. I will take action on my gratitude by loving my family, cleaning my house, working to help provide food and shelter, putting others first, and whatever else I can do.

As part of my new commitment to live a simpler life in 2012 I also plan to write down everything, read more books, and listen. I will not react. I will try not to react. I will not react. I will try my best to take it all in, think about it, pray over it, talk about it with others before making any sort of decision.

Also, while I’m at it, when I’m shopping I plan to use the three day rule. If I come across something in a store, or online, I will try my very best to walk away for three days before making the purchase. This has worked well the one or two times I have practiced it before.

Okay, I can’t think of anything else right now. I have already cut out a lot of things from my life to help make things more simple. I will keep my Boot Camp regimen. And I joined a book club. I am going to try and participate in the local writing group too but it will be limited. So those are the only three things I’m allowing myself to be selfish with in 2012. Unless some sort of writing workshop presents itself of course. 🙂 Oh, and the once a month gathering of the Rocket City Bloggers!

Other than that, I am staying home to enjoy my family and hopefully manage to get some writing/reading time in somehow. I will also continue to blog but it will not be anything serious, it is just something fun to do. I will NOT seek to blog anywhere else but on my own blog, this one.

I will not want more money, food, sweets, bigger house, me time, freedom, fame, fortune, acknowledgements, getaways, praise, vacations, friends, success, jobs, careers, travel, dreams, technology, clothes, shoes, accessories, trinkets, space, or whatever else I’m forgetting about right now.

My commitment is to just go with the flow, think of others first and experience my part as a wife, mother, friend, employee.

Be simple. Live simple. Enjoy gratitude.

Welcome 2012.


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