Friday, December 31, 2010

Embracing Change and Happy New Year

Well you are probably thinking that this post will be all joyful and possibly insincere but it's not.  I checked my email today and a sweet kind person left a message for me on one of my blog posts and though it thrilled me in one way it also saddened me in another.  That's because of a huge amount of guilt as I have not been posting a lot lately.  A lot of that has to do with the time of year, illness which has hit my family hard and not realizing my blog actually has an impact on a lot of people  :)

When you read this post chances are it is already the start of 2011 which is followed in large part by people making New Year's Resolutions.  I for one am not one of those people but by the end of this post I just might be LOL but being ill during the holiday season has given me a chance to do a lot of thinking.  Thinking of how my year has been, what I would like to do differently in the new year and scared, concerned and excited about what could happen in 2011.

There is a wonderful blog by Ali Edwards that I was just recently introduced to, not because of her craftiness, but because she gives her 'years' a word she tries to live by during that year.
"One Little Word
A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow. From my own personal experience, it can be a catalyst for enriching your life.
In 2006, I began a tradition of choosing one word for myself each January — a word that I can focus on, mediate on, and reflect upon as I go about my daily life. My words have included play, peace, vitality, nurture, and story. These words have each become a part of my life in one way or another. They've been imbedded into who I am, and into who I'm becoming. They've been what I've needed (and didn't know I needed). They've helped me to breathe deeper, to see clearer, and to grow.
My word for 2011 is light. "  Ali Edwards click here

With much thought my word is CHANGE

Webster's Dictionary defines Change as this:

Definition of CHANGE
: the act, process, or result of changing: as a : alteration change in the weather> b : transformation change> changes>

This is a true fact, it is something we deal with day to day and it is something we have to embrace whether we want to or not.  I use to hate that word but over time (years) change is not such a bad thing.  There will be some upcoming changes that I know I will not embrace like the fact that soon another relative of mine will die of lung cancer (it could be any day now) or on a much brighter note as much as I love my kids they will be going back to school on Monday (yippee!)

Upcoming changes with Stampin' Up! Having our wonderful Sale-a-bration that starts on January 24th.  I am beyond thrilled about that.

I am excited about working with a fellow demonstrator Tanya Conley, click here to join her in her weight loss journey for this year.  I too have 40 lbs to lose by Convention in July (see I told you already a New Year's Resolution).

So to make a seemingly long story short I am going to embrace the word Change this year.  I will blog on a more regular basis, try to improve upon my projects, lose some weight and continue to inspire others.

I will leave you with a couple of MDS pages I did of our Christmas and with all of the sincerest and bestest wishes (is there such a word?) for 2011.

Happy New Year!!!! 

PS.  I forgot to tell you that one of my photos was featured on another blog called Casual Blogger Community.  Check out my photo here

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