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Last year on January 1 my little family of three wrote down our goals for 2012. Then we sealed them up with a letter to ourselves.  This  year on January 1 we opened them to see how we did.

I had made 6 goals for myself.  Know how many I stuck with even for a month?  Zero.  A big fat nada.  So this year I decided that if I did something a little different my odds might go up a little.

I’m sure you’ve all seen the one word thing that’s going around the blogosphere.  I decided to join the band wagon and here is the word I’ve come up with


If there is one thing this past year has taught me it’s that I am blessed.

I have an amazing little girl.  Yes, I would give almost anything for her to have a sibling, but I’m not going to waste the time I have while it’s just the three of us.  I’m going to be more grateful for her everyday.

I have a place to live.  It may not be my own home that I can paint and decorate however I want, but it’s warm and it’s flooded with natural light almost all day. For that I’m especially thankful.

I have a body.  It may not look like it used to, or what I would like it to but it’s mine.  It was given to me to care for.  What kind of gratitude am I showing if I don’t care for it?

We’re employed.  It may not be my husbands dream job and the company may be a little ridiculous to work for, but it pays the bills and even gives a little more to play with.

And that’s just a few of the things I have to be grateful for that I sometimes struggle remembering.

To keep my blessing fresh in my mind I grabbed a One Line a Day Journal from amazon and a pretty gratitude quote print from Grey Square Designs on Etsy.  Now every morning when I wake up I see a reminder that I really do have enough, and every night I have a place to write something I’m grateful for.

Here’s to a new year.

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