Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Make A Change - Make a Difference

If you could make one simple change to improve your life, what would you do?

Sometimes a simple change can make a world of difference. It’s up to you to make the changes that will move you towards the life that you want for yourself, your family and the community around you.

I started this year off feeling a little down about where I am at this point in my life. I expected to be much further along in my life plan and it just hasn’t worked out the way that I planned… or should I say that I DIDN’T plan??
I am used to be terrible at setting goals and following through, but this year is different. I’ve made a list of some very simple changes to help me reach the goal that have been in my head, but need to be in writing.
  1. I will improve my health this year. I’ve already started drinking more water and finding some fun ways to exercise. Did you know that Just Dance 2 for the Wii is a GREAT workout for couch potatoes? It’s hilarious too but that’s for another post!
  2. I will make my family my priority. As a mom who works full time and has a side business, it’s easy to get wrapped up in all that. But that stuff is passing, my family is forever. I will sit and read a book with my daughter, even if she can read it herself. I will listen to my son when he tells me about his school day, and his friend issues, even though he’s almost an adult himself. I will stay up late once in a while to greet hubby when he comes in from a late night. I will sit and visit with my parents instead of running in and out. I will keep in touch with extended family using social media… or whatever means necessary.
  3. My most important goal this year is to develop my relationship with my Savior. I believe that God loves me and that He sent his son as a Savior for me. But a lot of times I don’t act like it. I worry… A LOT, I get depressed… A LOT, and I just don’t trust Him to carry my burdens… A LOT. So I really want to work on trusting the Lord to be my Savior and to act like that is what I believe. I believe that if I make this commitment, my other two goals will fall right into place!

Why now? Why make these changes now? Because in the past 2 ½ years, I have seen too many young people pass from this world. They left so many things that they wanted to do undone. They ran out of time… That’s not the legacy that I want to leave, it’s as simple as that!

So I ask you again, what is your simple change?

Disclaimer: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Simply Orange® blogging program. If I am one of the first 65 blogs received by SocialsMoms, I will receive a $25 Target gift card and a gift pack that includes a Simply Orange® cooler bag and logoed fleece."

Love & Blessings!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Well Hello and Happy New Year!

Hello Hello Hello!

Jumping back in here to wish you all the most blessed of New Year's (somewhat late!). I'm just coming out of a period where I felt overwhelmed and out of sorts! Do you ever get like that? Needless to say, blogging was the last thing on my mind!!

I'm happy to say that TODAY IS A NEW DAY! My spirit has been renewed and I'm looking forward to sharing!

So let's get started! I have so much to catch up on. Some WAY overdue book reviews, a few giveaways (including another CSN giveaway, maybe with Spring on it's way you can use it towards an outdoor playset!) and some product reviews.

I'd also like to incorporate some new things, like how I saved TONS of money of Christmas and gift shopping last year, or sharing about how coupons have helped me keep my family in food, deodorant and lotion for a LONG time!

My goal this year is to provide helpful information to my readers and some fun stuff to. I'm also considering combining this blog with my business blog but I have decided on that yet. I will keep you posted.

So once again, Happy New Year and I look forward to chatting with you all!

Love and Blessings!