Happy New Year!

Baby Smelling a Flower

Happy 2012!  I love New Year's, personally - the start of a new year is so full of hope and promise, feels like starting fresh! I'm not big on New Year's resolutions, but I do find it's a good time to reflect on what matters. For me, this year, those things are:

1) Appreciate something every day

A person, a flower, a moment, something funny or beautiful.  Good time to do it?  On the drive to work, waiting in line at the grocery store, or while falling asleep...

2.) Embrace change

Having toddlers is a constant reminder of how difficult change can be (like a first meal!). This year, our grandmother died, another good reminder. Nothing's permanent, whether it be a job, a person, or a situation. Change is natural and inevitable, so we might as well embrace it!


3.) Share a special time with someone

Whether old friends or new, share a meal, have a conversation, or send a hand-written card or letter (it really does let people know they're special!).

Happy New Year!