Happy New Year! And with a New Year comes New Year’s Resolutions…

I’ve gone a couple of different paths with resolutions: lofty, so they often don’t last; and realistic, which were resolutions I should have been doing anyway. This year, 17 days into the New Year, I am still trying to figure out what my resolutions should be…

Eat healthier. Drink more water. Call my parents, siblings and grandmother more often. Blog more. Get more sleep. In general, I need to take better care of myself (as I am just now recovering from being knocked out by bronchitis for two weeks), and I should probably take more time for myself. Again, these aren’t as much resolutions as they are good life-style choices. I stretch myself too thin, say “yes” too often, and “no” not enough.

I think this year I’ll steal my resolution from my New Year’s countdown. My challenge to myself (and it will be a challenge some days!) is to see the magic in the normal day, and to celebrate it. Every day. I’m sure I won’t do it every day, but I am going to try.

Here’s to successful resolutions in 2016, and to forgiveness and second chances when we fall short. Cheers!