I’m not one to make a long list of new year’s resolutions. I don’t need the stress of not accomplishing them.
I do have goals I want to achieve during the coming months.
I want to be more positive in all aspects of my life. I hope to greet each day in a positive manner, thank the good Lord for another opportunity to accomplish something good and greet others with a smile.
I’m a realist. I’m aware the sun is not always going to be shining and there will be bumps in the road. I also understand the way I view the situation will color not only my world but others in my space. I have no right to make their day gloomy.
Some things will not change. No matter how hard I try to not tell you how I feel, I’m certain I will.
I want to try to be in contact with my family more. Two of my cousins died this year. At times in our lives we were close. I want to be in touch with those who are important to me. With Internet, Facebook, etc. that is not unrealistic.
I’m going to take a new look at my bucket list, possibly revisiting it and trying to accomplish some of the list. It might be going fishing with my daughter, spending a weekend at my niece’s cabin, diamond mining in Arkansas and possibly celebrating my eldest great-grandniece’s graduating high school.
Whatever I accomplish, I hope to do it with a positive attitude, a smile and with family and friends.
Barbara Horton is a staff writer at the Daily American Republic. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.