This is the year I will lose all the baby weight (and more!). I will drink more water. I will eat fewer sweets. I will be a more patient mother, a more attentive wife, and a more courteous driver. These are the things that will help make the world a better place. Right? Yeah, more than you think.
Everyone has their own vices that they hope to shed at the beginning of each year. No more smoking (it took me getting pregnant with my daughter eight years ago to let that one go). No more carbs (yeah, right!). But what do you really hope to accomplish with your New Year's resolutions? I hope that my "List of New Goals" will help open up new opportunities for me to become a better person. They will cause a ripple effect of "tsunamic proportions".
In losing weight, I will have to eat healthier than I already do. That will force me to buy more local, natural, organic foods. That will cut down on the packaging used in processed foods, therefore, less energy used to get that food to my table and less waste going into landfills. This will also teach my children that I care about sticking around for a long time. That will make them realize that they are important and show them that they are worth the work it takes to get and stay healthy.
I want to be the mother we all wish we had. I want to be the wife I know my husband deserves. I want to be the person in traffic that lets you over (it's a rare thing where I live). You just never know what kind of day someone is having. That one little gesture of kindness could make a huge difference when nothing is going right for someone. Use every opportunity given to make a small difference. You never know who is watching. Most the time, kids are the ones observing us.
Happy New Year!!!