It sounds super corny to say, but I have a sneaking suspicion that 2013 is going to be a great year for me! The latter half of 2012 was tough on me. Like the kind of tough that makes you question your life's path and your inner strength.
But, I feel like I've grown so much as a person, and learned so much about myself and the type of attitude I want to have in this life.
You see, happiness is a choice. And maybe you already knew that...I'm sometimes a little slow on the uptake! But for me, that is the lesson I'm taking into 2013. I choose happiness, despite the circumstances of what's happening around me.
Exhibit A-- Today, instead of being a groucho because we had to go back to school after a significantly shorter winter break and the fact that I got zero sleep last night, I put my big girl pants on and greeted my kiddos with the biggest of smiles and hugs all around! And we had the best day...like best day back from any break ever in all of my 3.5 years of teaching (and if you knew my class, you'd know what a big deal this is!).
So, instead of setting goals or listing off resolutions I'm not sure I'll keep, I plan to spend 2013 focusing on this seemingly simple, yet sometimes completely complicated choice!
I choose happiness!