Sunday, January 1, 2012

Believe !

Happy New Year !

Like most people, I spend a fair amount of time thinking about what my New Year resolutions and goals might be. Some years I decide to just write a list of what I hope to accomplish in that year. Other years, I decide to just bash on regardless, with no resolutions or goals in mind. This year I have decided to just focus upon a guiding word to lead me through 2012. At first I thought of simplicity but decided there really is nothing simplistic or simple about me or my life. I like the idea of living a simple life but then everything gets complicated.

I next decided on living for the moment. I know that is four words. It is also a rather popular, overused phrase and it is easier said than done. I could easily live for the moment if I didn't have four adult children, one husband, five grandbabies, a gaggle of friends, a job, and a zillion unfinished projects. It can be difficult to focus on the moment when one is being pulled in multiple directions.

My husband seemed to come up with his focus word quickly, without much hesitation. Forward. He stated it simply and confidently. Forward is the direction he plans on moving this year, with confidence and purpose. No looking back, no second guessing himself, no regrets.

I envied his ability to find his perfect word with such ease. I plopped down in front of our Christmas tree, staring at the lights, as I thought about my perfect word. And then...there it was...dangling down in front of me, hanging from a branch. Believe. Just believe.

Believe in myself.
Believe in the power of a positive attitude.
Believe in living a healthy lifestyle.
Believe in the power of positive thinking.
Believe in living for the moment.
Believe in the power of humor, laughter, playfulness.
Believe in the goodness of humans.
Believe in the Golden Rule.
Believe that good things do happen to good people...every day.
Believe in the power of the Universe.
Believe that my Dad is watching me from heaven.
Believe in the power of prayer.
Believe in miracles.
Believe that the every day simple pleasures are truly what matters.
Believe in the power of a smile, a nod, a hug.
Believe in living each day to the fullest, with energy, motivation and grace.
Believe in being the best person I can possibly be, each and every day.
Believe in love.

I believe that 2012 will be filled with positive energy, positive changes, and many wild and crazy adventures. There is going to be lots of loving, giggling, playing, creating, and reflecting.

I believe in you.

What do you believe ?


SueAnn said...

I believe that life is all about how you perceive it!! I want to view life with positive eyes!!
Happy New Year!!

Daryl Edelstein said...

First I am tickled you posted, I have missed your voice . and I believe in you and I believe you will make 2012 a much better year for yourself .. and maybe come visit

Akelamalu said...

I believe that if you think positive good things happen.

Happy New Year. x

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I really like the words both of you chose, and I think it's so much better than making resolutions most of us really don't keep.

Believe! Love it!

Maggie May said...

What a good list of beliefs!

Apart from my faith in Jesus..... I believe that we must take life by the throat and refuse to give into the bad things.
Try to defy all negative things and live for the present.
Happy New Year.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Brian Miller said...

i think believe is the perfect word for the new year...and like your list of what to believe as well...happy new year!

SandyCarlson said...

Forward,yes! Your life is beautiful and rich in so many ways. Happy New Year!

Jeni said...

As I read your list of things in which you believe, I realized that they were almost identical to my own -just expressed in a beautiful way. I definitely believe in the beauty I see each and every day with my grandkids being here with me and seeing how both of them are progressing and learning constantly! ought I believe my faith is what has brought me this far and will take me through anything life can put before me too. And I believe you have that same thing as the main part of your being as well. With that, we both can use your husband's term then -FORWARD! With faith.

Kim Mailhot said...

Lovely post ! Isn't cool how these words come to us just when we need them ?
I believe in love, in celebrating what is right in this moment, in family and my own spirit. Believing is a beautiful thing !
Happy New Year, lovely One. I too hope that arty day comes to pass asap this year ! I believe it will !

Susan said...

I believe in miracles too. I believe there's hope for the world. I believe that people who don't even know each other can connect in a meaningful way. Great post. It really made me think.

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