I have a different idea for 2016. Hear me out. After seeing all the “new year, new you” posts, some personal development reading, and kind of a rough morning, I decided that I don’t want a “new me.” I want a BETTER me. 2016 is going to be another new adventure, because I have decided to CHOOSE to notice GOODNESS. That will be my word.
I woke up crabby, mad at the dirty dishes in the sink (the reason I always stay up late doing them). I felt disappointed and overwhelmed by my to-do list. Why is it so easy to notice the bad but not the good?? In ourselves, in others….
So I’m going to try to just STOP. Stop wasting time entertaining thoughts about my weight, or my gross natural hair color. Stop comparing. Stop shaming ourselves for things we can’t do that others can. No more guilt about a messy house, crafts left unfinished, a failed new recipe.
I have two beautiful kids. I am a mom. I am married to the man of my dreams. We get along most days. We have a lovely warm house. We have so much. I am grateful for those things. Even if I am imperfect. God doesn’t care. My kids don’t care. I have a choice. I can notice the GOOD and be thankful for it.
I can relish the early-morning snuggles from my daughter when she tip-toes into our room. I will enjoy the rocking and nursing-to-sleep of my baby boy. The laundry? Evidence that we have clean clothes. The dishes? Evidence that we are fortunate enough to have plenty to eat.
I am challenging you to join me. Will I succeed every day at only seeing the goodness? Doubtful. But just by trying, and slowly improving, I am succeeding. We don’t need a “new year, new you.” We just need a new attitude.
Cheers to a new attitude in 2016!!
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