Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

After toasting in 2011 with sparkling apple juice, we sat and talked about the fact that while 2010 was a good year for our family, we are anticipating a GREAT year for 2011 :-)

Last year after deciding to come up with a "word to live by" for the new year instead of a resolution, I wrote...

"My word for the New Year is Believe...believe that anything is possible, believe that things happen for a reason, believe that stepping out of our comfort zone will lead us to our next child(ren), believe that we can take on the responsibilities of our new child(ren) and will be given the resources we need!"

While Believe was a good choice for the year and truly helped me keep my head in a good place, I've decided to go a little stronger with my word this year.
 
My Word to Live By for 2011 is DETERMINATION.
 
Determination to make things happen.  I WILL have the drive, dedication, nerve and persistance to do what I need to do.  I WILL NOT rely on someone else to make it happen, wait for a "better time", accept less than I expect, feel powerless.
 
There are several areas in my life that DETERMINATION is needed, a few of them are...
 
Adoption....I will actively look for "our children", I will do what I need to do to open new doors, I will not let anyone (adoption workers) make me feel like I'm asking too much of them/too many questions.
 
Weight/Health...I will do what I know I need to do to be healthier, I will not wait for a better time, I will focus on being healthier everyday.
 
Home...I will work on not procrastinating (making more time for doing fun things with/for my family), I will work on being a more patient mom and wife, I will work on focusing on the positive.

**Determination**

2 comments:

Stephanie Faris said...

That's what it takes...just working at something, day after day. Most of us start off the new year with great intentions but as soon as it gets hard, we quit. Only those who refuse to quit will succeed.

Christine said...

Happy New Year! Sounds like you have a great year planned.