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New Year Blessings
Posted 01/19/2012

It is hard to believe that another year has come and gone.  My mom was right- the older you get, the faster time seems to pass which just reminds me of how important it is to make each second count.  Did you make resolutions for the New Year?  I have quit doing that over the years and am going to try something different this year.  I think I am going to try and have 12 resolutions- one for each month of the year. Sometimes when I make a huge resolution it seems to overwhelm me so I thought I would give this idea a shot—I will let you know how it works!

Did you start any new traditions this holiday season?  One of my favorite things to do all year long is to purchase a Christmas ornament from all of the places that I visit during the year.  I have done this for as long as I can remember.  I keep all of the ornaments in their original boxes and write on the box where I got it from, the date and who I was with when I bought it.  That way it is like a walk down memory lane each Christmas of the fun times we have experienced throughout the years.

I challenge you to make new traditions this year.  Start filing away your favorite photos of the year on Shutter Fly and then at the end of 2012 make a memory book.  This will save you time and energy knowing that you are adding to your file each month.  Send someone you love a card for no reason—there is nothing like opening the mail box to find that someone was thinking of you today.  I don’t know how it always happens, but cards seem to appear in my mailbox on the days that I need that extra hug the most.

Most importantly, take time for yourself.  This is a something that I DO NOT do for myself.  It is the first of my 12 resolutions.  I am going to try and at least a few days a week put aside 30 minutes just for me.  We will see how long it lasts but at least I have good intentions!

May your 2012 be a blessed year for you and your family.  I am honored to call you all my friends.

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