Finding The Silver Lining

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They say that every cloud has a silver lining, and in most cases I believe it to be true. I don’t like to share a lot of negative on my blog because I don’t want to evoke any negative emotion for you. It’s not that I live in a dream world where nothing bad ever happens, because that’s simply not true. We have our ups and downs just like every other family. For the last few months I’ve been really focusing on the positive aspects of life. When something bad happens I always look for the silver lining to turn my outlook around for me. Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes I have to work for it. I’ve heard a few people comment lately on my positive outlook so I thought that I’d share some of my personal goals for the new year:

Be Present. I aim to love and live fully. To be present in this moment, at this time, right now. When I’m with my family, I’m with them. I’m not on my cell phone or computer. I generally save my time on the computer for after the little ones have gone to bed or during nap time.

Give Love.I offer love unconditionally, without grudges or regrets. I try to forgive more easily by imagining myself in someone else’s shoes. I will try to be more selfless and put effort into relationships that deserve it, and have the knowledge to walk away from those that don’t.

Move ForwardI want to move forward with all aspects of my life. I have some things in the works that will hopefully pan out for me. I want to procrastinate less and be a better self-starter. I want to learn from the past, but not dwell on it. I want to explore more and worry less.

I have to say that I’m happier now than I have ever been and really look forward to 2014.

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