Friday, January 09, 2009

2009

I'm not big on New Year's Resolutions.  I don't make lists of things I will do (cuz I wont).  But this year I decided I needed a theme.  Something I've been thinking about a lot lately.  So here it is:

"You will never be happier than you are today."

Who said that?  Oh, that would be my friend Joanna Morris.  At least that's where I heard it first.  I also read something similar on my friend Elise's blog.  (Umm, yeah my friends are awesome.)  

Now, when I find myself feeling sad, wanting and wishing for something that I don't have, or waiting for the future I say this to myself.  And it inspires me.  It motivates me to be happy.  Today.  Right now.  Because if I can't be happy now, with all that I have...then I never will be.

Yes, there are things I want.  Things I wish that were different.  Things I look forward to.  But even if I had all of those "things" today - I would still be me.  And if I can't be happy with what I've already got?  Well then all those things aren't going to change that.  

So...I will be happy with all that I have today.  Because I have so much.  How could I not be???

Thanks for the inspiration girls - you're the best : )  

And here's to a happy 2009.

12 comments:

JoAnna said...

I'm walking on air!! What an inspirational post!! Thanks, girl!

steve & kim said...

I love this post! and agreed. I think I'll be adopting that for myself as well:)

Michele and John said...

i love this. its better than mine. ill try and incorporate yours into my life as i hope and wish for things i don't have yet. i certainly have plenty to be happy about! a husband, a son, a home, a job! Plenty!

Amy Schelin said...

Love the post, Summer. I really needed to hear that today!

[BrookeO] said...

amen.

Faye said...

Great resoloution - much more inspiring than mine - "lose those last 5 lbs) - I think I'll switch to yours - thanks for sharing.

robyne said...

you are amazing girl! Thanks for the post. The kids are as cute as ever, and well....Paul too, I guess;)

Seriously... said...

SUMMER, i just wanted to say HI. I keep thinking about how cold it is in cleveland right now (we're in CA), and then I think about you, and how much colder it is where you live. I'm so impressed you guys are still out there running errands, etc. I think I would spend all winter trying to dig underground tunnels around the city so I wouldn't have to get out in the cold. Anyway, just thought I'd say hi.

Dad said...

Great thought, I'll try to remember it next time Landon makes me sad.

Sarah said...

Summer, I LOVE it! What an awesome mantra. I think I am going to have to copy you because it is so wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing such a great thought!!!

Lezli said...

Great theme Summer. . . .right now I'm feeling overwhelmed so I hope I'm not stuck here. . .can't say this is the happiest I want to be!But I'll be alot happier when you all arrive in a week:) XOXO

Elise said...

Summer... YOU are the awesome friend : ) To copy B- Amen. And I probably copied Jo- she is so much wiser than I am : )