Tuesday, January 6, 2009


It's that time of year and everyone is making them, why not me too?

After a lot of thought it's occurred to me that what I want for 2009, is to just be happy. The crushing weight of debt, family illnesses, and unemployment overwhelmed me in 2008. I'd like to just call it a bad year and say "Of course I've been sad, look at all that's happened?"

The fact of the matter is that terrible and hard as they are, these things happen. Our task is to seek happiness anyway, in spite of these things. Naturally I believe in taking some time to process, deal and allow your feelings but letting them win isn't the answer.

When I was in college I kept as sort of "happiness list." Everyday I would make a list of 3 things to be happy about on that day. So, I'm going to try to make it my resolution to do that for this year. I will keep them in my journal and post them here at least once a week.

Perhaps if I can inspire my own happiness some I can deal with whatever 2009 is going to bring.

Here we go.


Rachael, Pistachio Press said...

This is such a great resolution, and one that we all often lose sight of. Most of the time everyone makes elaborate goals (myself included) but the bottom line is always happiness. I'm looking forward to your happy lists and may start my own.

joAnn said...

I can't wait to read them! maybe I will start my own as well.

2009 is gong to rock.