Sunday, December 30, 2012

Can You Believe It...2013...Is Almost Here...

I don't know how the rest of you feel, but this year has just flown by. It's hard to believe that Christmas is over and the New Year is already upon us. Time for the ever dreaded New Year's Resolution. Well I know one thing for sure...not gonna say I'm gonna loose 10 pounds. Cause I gain 10 damn pounds instead. So that's one I don't have to deal with. Don't drink, don't smoke...so can't give those up.

This year I'm taking a new approach. I'm going to work on myself, my inner self. Taking a hard look at how one can improve is not an easy task. Often you don't see yourself as others do. Sometimes that's good...sometimes not. So after a great deal of self reflection, here's my plan for 2013. I am going to be kinder, gentler and more patient with my elderly parents, especially my Mother, who quite frankly could push a Saint to their limits. I'm gonna listen to their stories over and over knowing that one day I'd give anything to hear their voices again.

I'm going to learn how not to be so hard on myself. Not quite sure how to do that one yet...Ya know us type A personalities. And just one more thing...I'm going to initiate more random acts of kindness. Everyone is fighting some kind of battle. Look for opportunities to be kind. Be generous. Even the smallest act can mean everything to someone. Better than gaining 10 more pounds don't ya think...


26 comments:

  1. Hi I found you through the Sunday-Monday Blog Hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance. Happy New Year.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Lenetta! Happy New Year to you as well.

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  2. These are great goals! I think we could all work on this at times!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Ginny,thanks for coming by, so nice to meet you.

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  3. Hello, and thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog!
    I feel like I can relate, or that each part of your post relates to my own life! lol
    I make resolutions/goals every year! Not that I make tons of progress, but enjoy making a list anyway!
    The weight loss is actually one of my goals this year-down about 30, 20 more to go!
    I can tell you that you are so right about your parents--what I wouldn't do to have my dad still here. Love him so much!
    I too used to be hard on myself, but after thinking about the things I CAN do, I realized I do have qualities! I've also realized I am human, and that helps too. =) Seeing perfection everywhere in blogs and media make us feel we'll never measure up. But seriously, those folks are human too.
    Wishing you a wonderful new year!

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    1. Josanne, thanks for your wonderful comments on my blog post. I think a lot of times, wisdom comes with age. And perfection...that went out some time ago. Wishing you and yours a great new year full of luv and hope.

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  4. Dear Anne Marie,

    thank you for visiting my blog earlier and your kind words! Your plans for the new year sound wonderful!
    May the new year bring you much happiness and many blessings!
    best wishes,
    Duni - new follower :)

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    1. Duni, thanks so much for coming by. Wishing you and yours a wonderful new year as well.

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  5. i like that random act of kindness..goodluck to your 2013!

    hopping by from meet and greet, your newest follower!
    huggies***
    rea-http://homefor4sweethome.blogspot.com/

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    1. Rea, thanks so much for dropping by ad following my blog. Luv the random acts of kindness too.

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  6. Hi there! Thanks for the follow. I am also following you =)

    Have a very Happy New Year!

    Amy
    www.thestitchinmommy.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi thank you for following my blog. I wish you much success on your 2013 resolutions.

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    1. Thanks Laura...hope it won't be too difficult. But working on one's self...challenging.

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  8. Hello~! Thanks for stopping by and commenting at my blog today.
    A lot of people are learning to crochet using online resources these days. I'll leave this link for you to "check out"
    http://www.crochethappy.com/crochet-for-beginners.html

    TracyAnn from www.crochethappy.com and http://asktracyann.crochethappy.com

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    1. TracyAnn, thanks so much for the link. Gotta go check it out. Thanks again!

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  9. I think that is a great resolution! I didn't go with lose weight either.. I went with Be Healthier. So, this month I'm working on drinking more water. :)

    Returning your visit from the Meet & Greet Blog Hop. Have a great weekend!

    Alicia
    ownsomethingawesome.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Alicia, I'm trying to get healthier as well. Looking at another heart surgery...so need to get with it. Good luck in your health plan for this new year.

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  10. Great Resolution! Happy New Year!
    Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

    -LawraLoo @ Pure Impressions

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  11. Thanks for the comment and stop by on Not Done Growing! You have a great blog here!

    Holly
    http://notdonegrowing.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for the compliment on my blog Holly.

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  12. Those are some lovely resolutions! I, too, plan to work on my inner self and to try and grow as a person. :)

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    1. Wishing you much success in the New Year Cole!

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