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Monday, December 26, 2011
Reflections and Resolutions
So...2011 is nearly over. For me, the last week of the year has always
been one of reflection and planning. I look back at the highlights
and significant happenings of the past twelve months. How did I
spend my time? What fun and exciting experiences did I have? Did I
try something new? Which part was my favorite? What do I want to
change for next year? What did I learn from any challenges or
negative experiences? What gave me the most happiness, peace, and
recently read this enlightening quote from Charles Richards.
be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in
the year as you make use of."
you think, doesn't it? Whether or not you use each day wisely is your
choice. You can mindlessly trudge through life or you can meet it head on
with enthusiasm. That doesn't mean going full throttle every minute,
though. Everyone needs to recharge batteries, assess where you've
been and where you want to do next. The key is to think positively
and actively pursue the things that make you happy.
has been a good year for me. I realized some dreams, learned new
skills, and met some goals in my second full year of retirement. I
started this blog and have written fifty-two blog entries. Jerold
and I spent over sixty relaxing days in our vacation home on wheels; a retirement
goal for both of us. I enjoyed time with my mama and gave her the
peace and quiet of our home while we were on the road. I designed
and created forty-five items: quilts, crafts, home décor items and
clothes. I loved staying home, planting flowers and walking in the
woods with Rowdy dog.
hope 2012 will be as satisfying and fun. The resolutions I make will
be guidelines to continue a happy and comfortable life, making use of
every day's opportunities.
resolution I have made, and try always to keep,