The other day someone asked me if I was going to make goals or New Year's Resolutions. I replied I was not going to do so. In the past I have made them and broken them. So my new approach is that I want to make each day the best I am able to make it. I will live in the present. I will not dwell too far in the future nor shall I linger in the past. Today is all we have. We are not promised any future....we do not know what is coming. But we can enjoy the time we do have. As I sit here waiting for my husband to go to a holiday party, I am enjoying a soft drink and the fact that all my children are gainfully employed and seemingly quite happy. I take a deep breath as I thank the stars above for my sister who wants to spend two weeks each year with us during the holiday season. I treasure the little adventures we take and the friends we take with us. Life is good and I am happy. What more could I ask for?
Artwork by the talented Maxine Addington, who can teach YOU how to paint as well!
I have a warm house. I have food. I have love. I am thankful for all that I do have. When small irritants come my way, I remind myself that those are first world problems. I really have nothing to complain about. Life is good, as my friend Martin says. Yes, life is good! Enjoy the year. Enjoy the day. Treasure each moment you receive - your gift is the present!