Wednesday, February 8, 2012

it's easy to be heavy, hard to be light

In my last post I mentioned the start of my own little happiness project.
3 new goals to focus on each month & every month thereafter.
starting with my attitude.

you see, i'd been in a funk {that i cannot describe} for quite a while.
i wanted to be a happier & i needed to make a change.
i needed to start with my attitude.
so i tried not to be negative, tried to be easy to please
& tried to breathe before reacting to a stressful situation.

it was not easy.
but i can feel a change coming.

i am more aware of my attitude & how it affects others.
i am more cautious to think before i speak.
i take more deep calming breaths.
i honestly feel lighter. happier.

a new month, february, brings three new goals in addition to the three above.
with a focus on our marriage.
be present. {put the iphone away & pay attention}
give a proofs of love. {show love & appreciation daily}
use pleasant tones & expressions. {no nagging, eye-rolling or face scrunching}
every marriage takes work. no matter how small the work may be.

photo as seen on design sponge


  1. Thank you for these reminders, Jessica. I found myself annoyed with my husband last night as he tried to talk to me while I was reading blogs. I need to put the ipad away and talk with him. These are all good goals, and ones I need to implement myself. Marriage is work-but it's totally, totally worth it!

  2. Hey baby, you're awesome the way you are, I've got to be one of the luckiest guys out there to have such a loving and caring wife and even when things appear to be going well, you want to make them even better. Love you always, your bubs!

  3. those a great goals, and definitely things I need to work on as well. It's so easy to complain or have a negative attitude, and really does take a conscious effort to change. I love your blog!