Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Saying Good-bye to 2013...

and looking forward to the New Year, 2014 with a new ATTITUDE...

Each year I choose a word for the coming year...I've been mulling for a while now and my word came to me...ATTITUDE.  I realized that I need a new attitude...I need to listen to the advice that I give others...I need to truly enjoy the moment...not waste time thinking of ways it could be or how I might think I'd like things to be...my new ATTITUDE...enjoy the moment!

I know I've said this before but I really, really am going to work on it...NO expectations of people...take things the way they come, and not react because things didn't happen the way I would have done them or the way I would have wanted them to...I always, always say "Things work out the way they are supposed to"...I'm really going to start believing that...my new ATTITUDE!

I read a wonderful book, The Happiness Project, and probably the greatest line from the book for me was..."I've learned that I must act the way I want to feel"...light bulb moment for me...if I want to be happy I must choose to be happy and act that way...now don't get me wrong, I'm really a pretty happy person, probably 90% of the time, but I do allow myself to get caught in the web of negative, in the web of would of, could of, should of... I think the realization that I am getting my first Social Security check next month, life is way to short and the years are flying by way to fast to waste any time at all being negative or anything less than happy...my new ATTITUDE...choose happy!  Act the way I want to feel...HAPPY!

Enjoy what I'm doing! Not wasting time thinking what needs to be done next!  No more thinking that I should be doing something else!  Be in the moment!  No expectations!  Choose happy!

My new ATTITUDE!  I am looking forward to this New Year and all that it has in store...

HAPPY 2014!

23 comments:

Mad about Craft said...

I'm with you, along with you I am going to set out to be happy and try not to let the negative grind me down.

Happy New Year!

Cheryl said...

Wow....did you write this post for me :-)!!! Right on Carol, I'm jumping on board. Happy 2014 to you and yours. (hugs)

Yvette said...

Awesome! I love it.

Terry said...

Happy New Year! :0)

suemac said...

I just got my first check in October and already got a cost of living raise. Who knew.

Darlene said...

That's a perfect word for 2014, Carol. I'll be cheering you on, my friend.

((Hugs))

Jeanna said...

I've watched you and a few others in blog land choose a word for the year but I haven't joined in the past. Your word this year is a good one for most of us. Happy New Year!

Sherri said...

Great post...I've thought about reading that book...The Happiness Project...do you highly recommend it?

Best wishes for 2014!

Diane said...

Oh, I loved the Happiness Project. She spoke my language, and I loved how and why she set her goals, then decided if they were effective. I've modeled some of my goals from her example. Happy New Year!

QuiltSue said...

You have made some good points here. I think I need to read this book. Happy |New Year to you.

Me and My Stitches said...

I love that - act the way you want to feel. Words to live by, for sure. Happy new year to you, Carol!

Janet O. said...

Great post, Carol! Written for me, I'm sure. I hope you will occasionally remind us of your word, so I can remember what I need to be doing. : )

Gretchen said...

Great post to start off the new year! Happy New Year to you and yours and I hope 2014 brings joy for you.

Thimbleanna said...

Happy New Year Carol!

sunny said...

Great word! Love the 'tude! Happy New Year.

Michele said...

I've been thinking about the same thing for myself. Thanks for writing it so well :-) Happy New Year!

Melanie said...

Life is too short...Live it up...Happy New Year..

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Quilt Hollow said...

Happy New Year! I'm working on happy but so hard at moment. You've reminded me...think happy thoughts as things can be far worse for my family.

Abby said...

Love your word and the line from the book. I've been down lately - and reading that really was a light bulb moment for me too! Thanks for sharing!

Colleen said...

Very good post! Happy New Year and I think I am going to take that advice!