I have been guilty – especially lately – of being a human DOing instead of a human BEing. A big fan of of New Year’s and its hope and promises, I have also been a big fan of making resolutions. (the Aquarius in me!) This coming year promises to bring so many happy new things (and people!)…the birth of my granddaughter Marley Elizabeth in April and celebrating the graduations of both daughters from high school and two sons from college are a few. Yet, this year for the first time, instead of promising to DO more, I resolve: to BE more grateful, humble and loving; to BE a better wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, worker, servant; to BE more open to God’s Will and His Blessings. One day at a time, starting Today! Hope you all have a Blessed, Joyful New Year!
Monthly Archives: December 2013
My husband recently asked me that question on a day when I was anything but. I was tired, grouchy, overwhelmed. But his asking forced me to reflect on why I wasn’t happy. This hectic holiday season upon us almost always gets me down because I think I should be more “in the spirit.” But sometimes the harder we try, the more elusive happiness seems. And so, as many wise men (and women) have suggested, I need to stay in the present and keep my eyes open to God’s gifts and be grateful for all I have here and now – and only then might I experience true happiness. Kids are often a good teacher of this – even mine, who are in their teens and twenties! Writing this I already feel more in the Christmas spirit. Wishing you joy!