Good morning 2015. I’m so happy to see you.
The last month has been rough, after a few unexpected car expenses, strep throat, the flu, and the most recent passing of my Grandfather. I have decided to reflect on 2014 and what is to come in 2015.
2014 was full of great memories. I married my best friend and soul mate Johnny Greene. I know this is cliché but he really is my rock. He keeps me grounded with my ENTP personality kicks in hyper drive, and he inspires me with a slight kick in the butt when I need it. He has this way of making me smile all the time, not just once a week or here and there. Every day! The entire Greene family have shown me so much love and accepted my whole family as their own, which I am so grateful for. I also moved back home, where all of my family are all within 5-10 minutes of me, plus no commuting to work anymore.
While 2014 had some amazing moments; it also had its dark side. Family feuds that seem like they will never end. Realtor’s and loan ladies who I swear were trying to kill me, and saying goodbye to a job that I loved.
The truth is, every year is full of ups and downs. It’s like this balancing act that we all do day in and day out. I think sometimes we can all get stuck trying to balance so much, that we forget to be in the moment and truly thankful for each other. Not just on Thanksgiving, but everyday. Think about the ones you love, your husband, wife, children, dogs, cats, even that relative you haven’t spoken to for the past two years. What if they were gone tomorrow? What if you were gone tomorrow?
Remember, life is short, and you only get one. Make it count.
15 Quotes to Inspire You for 2015:
“Enjoy the Little things in life, because one day you will look back and realize they were the big things.”
“As you breathe right now, another person takes their last. So stop complaining, and learn to live your life with what you have.”
“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right. “
“What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be.”
“Set a goal that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning.”
“It’s just a bad day, not a bad life.”
“Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.”
“Take time to do what makes your soul happy.”
“Find three hobbies you love: one to make you money, one to keep you in shape, and one to be creative.”
“Be the kind of person that you want to meet.”
“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.”
“Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.”
“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.” – Venus Williams
“Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
“When you feel like quitting think about why you started.”
This article is in loving memory of Clyde Hawkins, my grandpa. He was a loving, caring man, who loved his family, and loved my sisters and I very much. I’m so happy you made it to my Wedding pop, we all love you very much. I know you are in a better place now.
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
-Winnie the Pooh