Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 Theme

Every year I try and pick a theme for myself.  I am TOTALLY one of those nerds who sets new years resolutions.  I love a fresh start.  I love a new beginning.  I love a blank canvas.  I love an empty notebook.  I love the endless possibilities of a new year. 
Usually my theme for the year comes quite easily.  Our family has a special Family Home Evening where we set goals for the year and talk about what we want to focus on. 
As I have pondered what I want to focus on in 2011, I have struggled to pin down my specific desires, since I am not in the place I thought I would be.  What do I want for myself in 2011… I’m not entirely sure yet! 
I do know, that through the challenges ahead I want to maintain a positive attitude.  I want to recognize my blessings.  I want to look forward with faith.  I want to look beyond myself and focus on those around me. 
Therefore, my little motto for the year is this: “The best is yet to be.”  It is a saying I have loved for a long time, taken from Robert Browning.  It is something I say to remind myself when going through hard times, that things will get better.  When I am experiencing good times, I am comforted in knowing that there are even better years to come.  No one wants to have enjoyed the best years of their life already!  Then what could we possibly have to look forward to?  The future holds so much joy. 
The best is ALWAYS yet to be.