Happy New Year! You’ve had a few days to settle into 2014, so how is it going? Focused on this year’s goals? I’ve been away for nearly 2 weeks, spending that time with my husband’s family. The first week was at our house, where I find it hard to blog when my “office” is in the middle of the house, where everyone hangs out. The second week, we were away in Mexico, where I thought I’d give my self a “real break”. Funny thing is…..it rained. Every. Day. The photo below was taken by my husband and we have laughed that it kind of sums up our trip. Mr. Rubber Ducky floating in the pool with unnecessary sunglasses on. When it rains on vacation, you have no choice to laugh. And to read.
I picked up The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin in the airport gift shop before we took off. I had seen it before and dismissed it because I thought, “well, I’m happy enough”. But, for some reason, it seemed to grab me. Have you read it? The author takes a year long journey, beginning in January, focusing on one area a month…to see if she can change things in her life to make her happier. I found quite a few little gems inside.
Lighten up: don’t take things too seriously
Be a light: be the kind of person people are drawn toward
Feel lighter: make those better food choices & exercise most days
Light hearted: have a full and grateful heart
Tread lightly: everyone’s dealing with something, go easy on them
Go toward light: focus on what fills you up, not what brings you down
Speaking of light….the sun finally came out on the day we came home.