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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your stories with me as well.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Looking back on 2014

I'm not one to make goals for the New Year.  I really can't think of a goal I've made that I've ever stuck with.  Maybe I need to be one of those people that claim a word for their new year...commit would be a good one for me.  

This year does seem a little different for me.  Maybe because it's true that the older you are, the more wise you become.  I'm finally becoming wise, or at least wiser than I was.  God taught me a lot about Him, life, others, and myself this year.  This is the first year in a long time that I'm actually excited about starting a new year, clean and fresh, a whole new me.  I learned a lot in 2014.  Some lessons were painful, some lessons were a breath of fresh air, and some lessons were just lessons.

I've learned that there is nothing I can do or say that will make God love me any more or any less.  He loves me for who I am and has chosen ME despite my daily failures.

I've learned that saying yes to everyone and everything isn't healthy.  No should be a word in my vocabulary.

I've learned that being in the popular crowd isn't really as fun as it looks.  In fact, it can be quite lonely and hurtful.

I've learned that there is so much more to life than having all your crap together.

I've learned that God's grace is more than I can ever comprehend.  My good works will never live up to His unending grace.

I've learned that true friends are hard to find.  Cherish the ones you have.

I've learned that a simple life is more fulfilling.  It's exhausting keeping up with the Joneses.

I've learned that my 3 year old son can teach me more about finding joy than a whole group of girlfriends can.  

I've learned that I'm more in love with my husband today than I was when I met him.  There aren't enough words to express how I feel about him.

 I'm ready for 2015.   I'm ready to take these lessons that I learned in 2014 and be a new person in 2015.  I'm ready for new memories, new friendships, new experiences, and a new meaningful life.

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