Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year to all my friends, family, and fellow bloggers! I'm sure 2016 is going to be a fabulous year! Maybe it has to do with my word of the year. For several years now my daughter has chosen a word for the year, rather than make resolutions. I've tried that, but no word really meant much to me...until this year. I was thinking about the new year earlier this week and the word came to me. Yes! My word for this year is POSITIVE!
Remember the old song that says, "Accentuate the positive. Eliminate the negative"? That will be my theme song this year.

Many people make a New Year's resolution to lose weight and get healthy. That's good. But, then come the negatives. Don't eat this. Never eat that, etc. With my new positive attitude I will concentrate on what would be healthy choices. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Try new recipes for vegetables or even try a new (to me) vegetable. If I eat a candy bar, I will relish it. I don't have to throw out all the vegetables in the house. 

Have you ever been around someone who would name all the reasons something can not or should not be done? Or, they spend a lot of energy on what they regret in their past? It can be such a downer. I do not want to be that person. What is past is past. We can achieve so much more if we allow ourselves to. I am going to achieve a lot of goals this year, if I don't let negativity creep in. 

Also, that positive attitude alone won't accomplish much without action. I am listing goals for the new year in several aspects of my life.  But, I am also listing the baby steps it will take to accomplish these goals.
Of course those goals include quilts! Looking toward a year of not just making quilts, but enjoying the journey as well. What are your goals for this year?

May all your ups and downs today be with needle and thread.


Jodi Pogue said...

Nice! I like it!! Happy New Year!!!!

Rebecca in AK said...

I like your positive attitude! Oh! Do I have goals! I think I need to borrow your positive perspective. Happy New Year!

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