This is the time of the year when we reflect upon the past and think towards the new year and what we would like to accomplish in the next 12 months. Every year my goals or resolutions tend to be in the same vain – family, health, friendships, travel and work. (See “Making Resolutions With Your Children”) While setting these particular goals are wonderful and very needed for me, this year I have been thinking a lot more about what truly makes me happy and what I can do to be happier in my day-to-day life. This definitely has taken a lot of personal soul searching but what I have discovered is that just taking each day as it comes and enjoying and consciously appreciating the moments is what I need to focus on. I know, I know, this is the old adage, “carpe diem,” but there is a reason for it. As a new year begins and times passes, my children grow older and life takes many twists and turns, never knowing what it holds. What I do know is that it is in my control to laugh more, love more and enjoy the gifts that I have been given. So my resolution for this year is to strive to find joy and happiness in the everyday moments.
As you are thinking about what your New Year’s resolutions are for 2016 consider what makes you happy and gives you enjoyment and DO IT!!
Happy New Year!
Mary & Claire
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