Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year, New Attitude

Dear 2011,
Welcome.  I hope that we get to be really, really good friends.  I hope that when we look back on our time together, that our yearbook brims with pictures of smiling faces and joyful memories.

Happy New Year one and all!  As we turn over a new leaf, and start a new year fresh and new, I've made different kinds of resolutions this year, not so much about lifestyle as about outlook and attitude.

So here is the list of goals I am setting for myself in 2011:
1. Recognize my child's strengths and build on those.  Just because our world works on a deficit model doesn't mean that I have to.
2. Accept my child's unique way in the world, help him to get the skills he needs and appreciate his many gifts. 
3. Forgive myself.  I will try really hard not to come down too hard on myself when I hit a brick wall, I will honestly try to appreciate my own hard work.
4. Stay in the present.  Stop looking (and worrying) so far ahead.  Deal with today, appreciate today. 

There you have it,  my goals for a happy, healthy year.  I'll keep you posted.


  1. what a great list. I particularly like #4. I'm always looking ahead to the next thing. great reminder to stay in the here and now.
    happy new year!

  2. If we all adopted this great list, we'd all be happier! Happy new year!

  3. Thank you ladies, I have printed them off and posted them in a couple of places around the house... Visuals are good for Mommy too!