happy almost 2015! where oh where did this year go? i haven't even taken in december, yet it is almost over! it sure has been a good one... today as i was getting ready for the day, i had an instant mood changer over something that truly is not a big deal. the dishes.
do you have those weird things that give you way too much anxiety then they should? for me, it is the dishes. every time i glance over at the sink to find a dish in them, i instantly get crabby. it is really quite silly, they are just dishes. they won't take that long to clean up. they are just sitting there, (we don't have a dish washer) but for some reason it is the end of the world when i see those dang dishes in the sink . my mood goes from chipper to sour. which is not fun for anyone involved ;)
so instead of being stubborn, i have decided i cannot be upset about the dishes, i am going to change and start living out the whole let's not stress out about the little things and do an attitude check. is this something that i really need to get annoyed about? no! life is way too short to get stressed about the dang dishes!
yes, i realize that this may sound like a silly thing. but really...something that i could work on to make me a happier person (and probably chad too! ;) )
another little thing that i want to work on in the new year is giving. i am not talking about the actual giving part, but more the heart behind the giver. i want to be a cheerful giver. i want my giving to be about giving, and not expecting anything in return.
to not keep a mental note, like "well he did this for me, so i will do this for him" or "she did this rude thing to me once, so i am not going to do this for her". i don't want to have that type of heart that focuses on checks and balances, i want to be a person that naturally loves to give. i want to do more, give more, listen to what the lord has for me this year and not keep a tally of the rights and the wrongs. when you give, you are suppose to be an joyful giver, and that is exactly what i want to become. i want to share cookies with strangers, and make peoples days. i want to shift the focus of always thinking about me, and start thinking of others more. another silly but true resolution for the new year.
and because everyone needs to have a resolution related to some type of generic thing ( but something that truly does need change but usually ends up not happening), i am going to keep working on improving my health, mainly by reducing sugar. sugar is my "bad ex-boyfriend". i love it way too much and it does not love me back. i think my love of this crazy ex-boyfriend has caused a lot of stomach pain over the years. i keep saying, oh i need to watch my sweet tooth. but it doesn't really happen. i love it too much. but after these last few weeks of major sugar intake, i am feeling so, so sick. with that, instead of moping around that i don't feel good... that my tum tum hurts or i have a major headache, i am going to make a change! a hard one. no more excessive sugar. no more double helpings of ice cream (shh, yes i do that), being more reasonable with the food that i put into my body. i hear sugar is kind of like a drug, so i am slightly nervous that we are going to have a nasty breakup, but does anyone have any tips of how to reduce sugar intake? really though, sugar is my baby and my love... so this is going to be the hardest resolution of them all...
what are your goals for the new year? enjoy the last two days of 2014!