Generally I have a cynical view of New Year's resolutions.  I don't usually even remember what resolutions I have made by the end of January.  I do, however, admire those that make resolutions and make an effort to keep their resolutions.  This year I am going to take a different approach.  My idea comes from Ben's cousin, Shannon.  She has a one word goal for 2010, her word is Joy.  I thought this was a great idea.  I can actually do this. 
My one word goal for 2010 is GRATITUDE.  I know that I need to be more grateful for my life, particularly for my children and my husband.  I know that if I were more grateful for them, my life would be easier.
My attitude of gratitude starts now.  Here are some of the things I am grateful for.

1.  I am grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  The best parts of me come because of my relationship with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. 
2.   I am grateful for prayer.  When I wish I could be closer to friends and family, one way I feel closer to them is to pray for them.  It is my long distance hug. 
3.  My amazingly loving husband.  He is my favorite.
4.  My two boys.  They in every way have made me a better person.  I can't imagine my life without all they are.
5.  Blogging.  I have never been good at scrapbooking or keeping a journal.  Now I have both in one format.  It has become an outlet for me.  I find that writing our experiences helps me see the good in my life, and gives me a way to look for the best in my family. 


Emily said...

I love it! I love blogging, too! I found a website to make your blog into a book and I plan to do that sometime.

You have such a beautiful family!

Emily said...

Emily, What site did you find? I want to do that too.

JCooper said...

We miss you guys! Thanks for the darling Christmas card. We have one coming to you now that we know where to find you. You all look great. Glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

Janalu said...

Blog into a book is awesome I need that site too. Also Emily I think that gratitiude is a great resolution. Plus it looks like you can fulfill that in many different ways!

Jo said...

You're awesome! I love your blog, what a cute family!