January 07, 2013

Words for 2013

I'm not a New Year's resolutions kind of girl. I always make a list of goals I'd like to accomplish. I never complete every item on my list. In the end, my goals are a reminder of what I'd like to do not what I have to do. If I'm lucky, there's always next year. If not, I'll have died trying.. living life to the fullest.. surrounded by those I love..

This year, instead of a long list, I'm choosing to focus on three words.

I've always been a positive person. I tend to see the glass as half full, not half empty. In 2013, I
refuse to let the negativity of others bring me down. I am choosing to focus on the good.

"Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us." -- John N. Mitchell

No lists. No clocks. No calendars. Run out the door and do something fun.. just for the hell of it.

"It was tragic how life had sucked her down to the bones, all her spontaneity, her laughter and freedom
had vanished. I knew then that I didn't ever want to be like that. Whatever happened, life was
something too precious to give up on so easily."
-- Belinda Jeffrey, One Long Thread

There are a lot of things I want out of this life. Sitting here thinking about them won't do me any good.
If I want something done, I've got to do it myself, and do it now.

"Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the
determination to make the right things happen."
-- Horace Mann


TLF said...

Determination is my favorite.

Macey said...

Good words, girl.

SHUG IN BOOTS {Beth} said...

I L.O.V.E. the spontaneity one! I'm pretty good about staying positive/finding ways to focus on the positive {after years of prayer and working at it}. But the spontaneity is sufferin' around these parts. Good word!
I'm gonna get all fancy and make that word all pretty lookin' and put it on our fridge. Thanks!
Have a great rest of the week!

Karen M. Peterson said...

Great words, honestly.

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

love this. I'm DOING MORE, with LESS this year :) I think we all have our heads in the right place :)

Christina said...

This is awesome. I really need to work on spontaneity. Determination too. Great words!!