I have never been one to make new year's resolutions.....
I guess I dislike being limited to making a change to just once a year.....
or maybe I don't like to set myself up for failure - ugh, probably
more likely.

But, at this time of year, I find myself taking stock of where I am in life and what I 
wish for in the new year {not technically a resolution, wink*wink}.

It's been a big year for our family, so many changes!  The changes
were sometimes difficult, heartbreaking,
 scary and challenging {oh so challenging}.

However, the changes were also joyful, wonderful and welcome!
My husband faced job loss and was successful in securing a position
with his company in our home state, we sold and bought homes in one
of the worst housing/mortgage markets our country has seen, 
we moved our daughters away from friends and public schools they loved and
felt at home with and then enrolled them in Catholic school {gasp!}, and
then, momma went back to part-time work!

But guess what?  We survived, we thrived and above all else we are happy!

When I think about the past year and where I sit today, the word that immediately
comes to mind is GRATITUDE.  I know I feel it, my goal for
2012 is to show it!  How about you?  What is your word/goals for 2012?

6 comments on "Gratitude......"
  1. Hi Jill ~ wow, those are some big and scary changes for your family! The big change I'm hoping for in 2012 is a change of jobs for myself. I've been miserable in my current job for the 5-1/2 years that I've been there. Things are really coming to a head. I am pretty much ready to quit - yes, without having a new job lined up. Granted, this is "just" a PT job and my husband has a good FT, but my little job has afforded us all the extras in life beyond the bills - home repairs and makeovers, weekend getaways, car repairs without having to charge them, etc. My mom and I are talking about opening up a business. Here's to good things for us in 2012!

  2. wow such a wonderful post Jill! ;) Its amazing how things end up working out better than expected! Im wishing for 2012 health and happiness for my family and friends and for moi to get my rear to the gym finally!lol
    xoxo Rachel

  3. I'm happy that all has worked out for you and your family. Life has a way of working out when you put positive energy toward it. Best of luck to you all and Happy New Year! Eva

  4. Not ready to think of my goals for 2012 yet! Still enjoying Christmas!!
    But gratitude is a good word to start the year with for sure.

  5. Why the gasp? Sounds like you made it through the year on top. Happy New Year!

  6. My word is

    P O S S I B I L I T I E S ! ! !

    Wishing you and your
    family a year that is
    joy-FULL, my friend!

    xx Suzanne


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