Thursday, December 31

the new year's resolutions for happiness

This year, I resolve to try to better myself bit by bit. I hope to try to smile wider, laugh more often, be kinder, be more accepting, learn how to forgive (because I've found I don't know how), and continue to work on that balance between seeing others' needs as important, but not forgetting to put myself first sometimes, too. I will also continue to work on the goals I have mentioned since my first post on this blog: my fitness, Spanish, and using creative outlets to release stress and find enjoyment. That being said, I hope everyone finds it within themselves to work on just a small thing (or many small things, or even a big thing if that's what you want!) that would make them a bit more fulfilled in this new year :) Here is a LOVELY poem my friend Jamey shared with me this morning, and I love it!

A Wonderful Resolution for the New Year!

What amazing gifts the new year brings!
An entire year's worth of wonderful opportunities,
given to us one sunrise at a time.
Many of the moments ahead will be marvelously disguised as
ordinary days, but each one of us has the chance
to make something extraordinary out of them.
Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life.
The secret of success is in turning that diary
into the best story you possibly can. Have pages on
understanding and tales of overcoming hardships. 
Fill your story with enthusiasm, adventure, learning, and laughter.
And make each chapter reflect time doing these things:
Follow your dreams.
Work hard.
Be Kind.
Do what you can to make the door open on a day that is filled with
inspiration in some special way.
Goodness will be rewarded.
Smiles will pay you back.
Have fun.
Find strength.
Be truthful.
Have faith.
Don't focus on anything you lack.
Realize that people are the treasures in life,
and happiness is the real wealth.
Have a diary that describes how you're doing your best, and...
the rest will take care of itself.
       - Douglas Pagels

I thought this was fitting because it's about the diary of life, and I consider my blog to be my little public diary :) Blessings to everyone and MUCH MUCH love!!!



  1. Hey girl! The poem was cool! Hope that you and family have a very Happy New Year!

  2. I know, boo :) You are, but I was scared at first!!!


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