I’m sitting by the fire in our comfy recliner having a mindful moment of appreciation. Despite all the work hours I am finding enjoyable moments with my family and in my home which I have worked so hard to get. I wanted to share some of those moments with you, including kids lounging with me to watch cartoons in our bedroom (Sunday and before bedtime rituals in the evening) and Katherine posing for the camera after she climbed onto the kitchen counter and claimed Nathan’s hat. There’s some adorable, but somewhat obnoxious, pets mixed in there too, including one very large spazy dog.
May you have good moments of appreciation. May you find enjoyment in your days. May you have quality time with your family, even if TV is what instigated it. May you enjoy your life mostly. May you love the critters and kids around you. May you be mindful of the moments that make everything worth while.
So apparently I have written 500 posts throughout the last 4.5 years. Everything from my short snippets like my last post to 3000+ word rants and fantastical tales.
Usually though my posts seem to come in around 1500 words. That is just a manageable size that only takes me an hour or so to write (2 or 3 if distracted).
Anyway, less about statistics and more about the happy dance. Again, like running, writing was once a hated requirement. Now I seem to love it, it is so helpful for my brain to process things in my world. Sometimes to release them and end rumination. Sometimes to intentionally focus for better thoughts and momentum towards desires. Sometimes it’s merely to feel like my little human self is important to others outside of my daily routine.
Whatever the reason, I’m oh so grateful that I made friends with writing. I still consider myself a better creative writer than informational writer, but I’m very glad I am able to do both. Especially, since it will help me in writing my classes.
May you all make friends with things that ultimately help you be a better person. May you find your voice and know there are people out there that care. May you have good writing days and wonderful topics to offer discourse on. May you enjoy your life more than not, and finally, may you celebrate your accomplishments even when you might be the only one that cares.
May you have 20/20 vision in this year (ok I had to, you know there will be millions of references to that this year, I just kicked it off). May you find answers for all your resolutions. May you have a blessed and joyous year. May you have a prosperous year. May your family and loved ones surround you in loving support throughout the year. May you find things you seek. May you have all the love and happiness you seek. May you be safe and healthy.