Happy New Year!
In honor of the cusp of a new year, I wanted to list my goals and wishes for 2009.
I have had the same resolution for the past few years: to stay far away from crazy people who bring drama to my life. That has worked very well for me, so I see no reason to change it. Other than that, I usually do not make resolutions, instead I make goals. Here are a few:
I want to honor my good health by running more and eating more fruits and vegetables.
I want to drink more water and less Diet Pepsi.
In this vein, I want to consciously be thankful for my good health every day, as so many people I know and love have suffered illnesses and health scares lately.
I want to breathe deeper, be more patient and less judgemental (unless you are a crazy drama monger--in which case I will judge you all day long).
I want to physically be around the people I love more this year. I am so lucky and thankful to have wonderful family members and friends that I love.
I want to eliminate all unnecessary drama and chaos and clutter from my life and my house.
I want to take moments throughout my day to stop and really be present.
I want the world to get better, be more united, and stop fighting. I know that one sounds slightly Pollyanna in the current state of things, but I really do want the world to get better, and I have high hopes.
I want to be aware of the energy around me and how I am contributing to that energy.
I want to laugh more (lots more) and worry less (much less).
I want to feel more free, love more free, and be kinder (again, unless you are a drama-monger in which case I will not be kind to you).
I want to see the world and be more open minded. I not only want to be more open minded in reference to travel and new cultures, I want to be more open minded to many many things (again, except for drama mongers).
I want to do more things that make me happy with abandon and gusto.
And last but most certainly not least, I wish these sweet sneaks came in my size:
How hot are those kicks? Ernie and Burt and Grover! I totally want them.
Thank you to all of you for making my 2008 great.
Here is wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year Full of Love and Laughter!
(shoe photo from a Finish Line catalog and Dear Finish Line: Please make these in a size 8 ladies. Thanks in advance)