I like to think that the New Year is filled with possibilities. That opportunities are endless and all I have to do is change my attitude about my circumstances. Because I am very blessed and have a tendency to think of the worst, my biggest opportunity will be taking an attitude of GRATITUDE. Grateful that I have enough and that enough is plenty. Thankful for what I have, a loving family, a husband I adore, a boy who has grown into a fine young man, a daughter in law (to be) that I feel is my daughter. Her family who shares the same values that the David and I do, love of God, family, honesty, hard working.
A home, even if it's not out of Architectual Digest, is filled with love, laughter and peace. There is oil in the fuel tank and food in my fridge. My job! A job that is very hard at times, a boss who is my coach, mentor and friend, who challenges me constantly to grow and change. Answered prayers. Horses. Friends. Cyberbuddies (Hi you guys!). My brother and his family. My love of Jesus. See, the blessings just goes on and on.
I read something recently, that I am going to challenge everyone who visits Joanie's World to consider doing this year. I'll be doing it and I hope you will join me. I am going to take a minute each morning and write down 3 things that for which I am thankful. It doesn't have to be big things. I can be thankful for the sun streaming into the bedroom. Birds singing. Olivia snoring next to my head. Anything. It will be a great start for the day. Join me. Focus on the good things, not the bad things.
As far as stitching, I only have 6 goals this year. They are my commitments for the year.
- Finish Beatrix Potter (in the SAL, so that should happen)
- Stitch the Cadet and Lovely Jenna's wedding sampler
- Stitch True Virtue (we'll get there, Connie!)
- Participate in the Prairie Schooler Exchange
- Have fun! and not worry about my Wips, starts or stash
- Stitch from my stash and limit purchases to patterns to those that I know I will stitch and not buy just because I want it.
Anyway, here's to the New Year! A year filled with promise, expectation and opportunities!