It's so cliche to say that it's a fresh start for the new year. But it's amazing at how true it is. But don't think about it too deeply because it seems strange that just from one day to another you could actually start over. An odd thought, to be sure. But for some reason it does make a difference, if only in your mind. I guess that's where it matters the most, though.
This year I really do want to make some changes in my life. I really need to lose weight. But more than that I need to get healthy. Excercise every day. Eat more fruits and veggies. I want to be a good example to my kids. And I want to beat my husband! We have a little bet going on about who reaches their goal weight first. The fun thing is that the kids have taken sides with us. If their "team" wins they get a new game for their game boys. It's been fun having my seven year old come downstairs while I'm in the middle of exercising. (to an exercise video) He always joins in for the end-of-the-video mat session.
I want to be a better friend. I want to intitiate the phone calls and get-togethers, not just wait for them. I want to be the friend I want to have.
I want to be a better wife. I want to go out of my way to give to my husband, not just do the same-old, same-old. And part of that is doing a better job in making his home a paradise. A place he can relax and feel that he's really home. A place he feels at peace in. And a place he feels he won't be embarrassed about if a friend drops by.
So I think that's enough to be getting on with, don't you?