I hope everyone had a festive new year evening last night. We went out to dinner (Thanks Joyce) and dessert at Dairy Queen (thanks Delaney and Rachel!!). The girls loved it and were so wound up by being out in a resturant. We got home about 9:30 and set up a sleepover in the living room. We pulled two mattresses into the living room and had sheets and covers. I slept on the couch. I think I am too old and out of shape for the floor! The girls did make it until midnight. It was funny because I kept telling them that this would be the only time I would tell them that they COULDN'T fall asleep. It was much excitement and I felt thrilled beyond all belief to be with my most favorite people in the world to start off the new year.
For those of you that know me you know that I have had some rotten luck in the last few years, some out of my hands and some because of poor decision making. I used to be certain that every new year would be better than last year. But things seem to be remaining similar. So this year I am trying something different. Rather than feel like I am starting off the new year at the top of a mountain and rolling down hill as the year passes to finally hitting bottom on new year's eve, I am going to picture this year in reverse. What I mean is that I am going to imagine that the end of the year is my peak that I will be reaching toward. I will take small, guided steps to the top. Picking up learned lessons, good luck, friends, love, success in career, stability for the kids, and generally a sense of peace along the way. I gotta start small. I believe things will change for the good. I believe I will start feeling happy with the above list. My girls ALWAYS bring me joy and peace. Comfort, laughs, joy, thrills, happiness. But I want to extend that to lots of other areas.
Prayers are always needed. Encouragement. Anything you give to me in spirit rather than in physical things. Does that make sense? It will be much appreciated.
What can I do to help you?