Saturday, January 2, 2010

Appreciation, the Hottest Accessory for 2010

I recently joined SITS (The Secret is in the Sauce) and have been trying to consistently read and comment on the featured blogger as is the rule of the sight. Recently I read a really nice blog called “Jeannie’s Happy World” at One of her featured posts Two of My Most Favorite People got me thinking. Over the last few years I haven’t stopped to appreciate the great things in my life as often as I should have. So I’m thinking this year and in years to come I am going to appreciate more often. I, like many others, take some of the good things for granted. I get so caught up in the stress and rush of daily life I forget to appreciate all that is good. I have two beautiful, smart, healthy, and happy little boys. They love me no matter how stressed I am or how messy the house is. I have a wonderful husband who adores me. Even on the days when I am irritable and grumpy or haven’t changed out of my pajamas/brushed my hair though it is 3 in the afternoon. He works very hard and always strives to be his best so that we as a family can enjoy the best. I have a warm and comfortable home which my husband has diligently remodeled to accommodate our family comfortably. I enjoy the luxury of a well running vehicle to get around wherever I need to go. Thanks to my husband I have a caring extended family who loves my boys the way they deserve to be loved and accept me for who I am. I have my health which is amazing since I don’t consciously attempt to be healthy (i.e. exercise, eat right, or see the doctor as often as I should). Don’t get me wrong, I do appreciate these and all of the great things in my life I just feel that I don’t do it often enough. So in 2010 I am making this appreciation more of a focus in my days and weeks. I will treat it like a favored bracelet or purse and put it on more often no matter how much it clashes with my outfit (mood). I could resolve to lose weight, quit smoking, be nicer to animals and small children but I think for this year I will stick with this simple thing which seems like an easier resolution. I will stop to smell the roses even when I feel I am neck deep in the weeds. Hey, I may even blog once a month about one or two things I am appreciative of at that time. Or, like every other resolution I've made in past years I will forget 3 months in and go on about my life. I guess I can do nothing but try.


Queenie Jeannie said...

You can do it!! Baby steps, added up become a beautiful journey!!!

And DO TRY to quit smoking! I did last year and it was the hardest, best thing I've ever done.

Sabreena said...

Thanks Jeannie, I am planning to attempt that feat very soon. Baby Steps are my specialty.

Karen said...

That sounds like a good goal!

Whenever you do write a post about your progress, you'll have to be sure to link up to my unnamed goal carnival.

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