Hi everyone! I'm back after a bit of an unintended hiatus. After both a computer virus and a human virus, I am glad to say that both computer and I are back to normal and ready for the new year! I missed you during the last couple of weeks and feel like I really missed out on your wonderful Christmas posts and faves. But that ship sailed without me so we'll just move on.
Christmas was wonderful around here with the usual faves of family, friends, food and lazing around. So I'll move onto some newer favorites and start the new year off fresh! Unfortunately no pics because I have yet to load all the camera programs that disappeared in the fixing of the virus.
1. This post on rushing around in our lives really spoke to me. I tend to be like that. The results are not pretty. I'm short tempered, demanding, aggravated and things never work and the fails usually start to snowball. You get the picture. So this year one of my goals is to take a breath and slow it down. Plan better so that I don't always feel behind the 8 ball, so to speak. This post was very timely.
2. Brand new calendar on the wall. I don't know why I like a brand new calendar so much. Maybe it's the idea of a totally fresh start. Nothing filled in yet, crowding the days. Maybe it's just a new theme sitting on the wall. But whatever the reason the new fresh calendar brought a smile to my face yesterday morning.
3. A long extended time of my little family all being together this holiday. We were all here. No jobs to take us away. Both hubby and I had from December 24th - Jan. 4th off. Son wasn't on the rigs this holiday and my oldest has been here since the 22nd. Youngest girl is living at home so didn't need to get back anywhere to a job.
4. Quote: "Don't let perfect become the enemy of better" - Joshua Becker. Joshua speaks of it in relating to decluttering but I think it can be applied to so much more in my life. Trying to always come up with the "perfection" part of the equation has actually stalled me from taking first steps in taking something on, from actually completely some tasks, and from feeling good about the job that I have done. Perfection is such a lofty thing to obtain. It is so subjective. And it sets me up for comparing myself to others which never results in a good thing. Perfect is no longer my goal. Trying my best and enjoying the journey of doing and knowing I did my best is my new goal to obtain.
5. Starting the new year off with the people I love most. This is always a great blessing to me (even though it is getting harder to reach that 12 o'clock mark!)
I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and all of God's greatest abundance of love, joy and peace for 2015.
What were your favorite blessings this last week of 2014 and first few days of 2015?