Wednesday, March 7, 2012 when it's raining...

in my last post(s) 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 in january.
continuing with my marriage in february

i can really see a change coming with my attitude.
& starting now I'm cutting out the unnecessary negatives too.
"it's so cold/hot outside!" "the internet is too slow."
"my margarita has too much salt on the rim."
i'm really wanting to say, think & project a positive attitude.
really excited about this & where its going.

february's goals for working on our marriage were itty bitty goals.
being present. using pleasant tones & expressions. giving proofs of love.
some are harder than others to do. all are so important.
i did really well with "being present"
by not turning on my computer @ home after work {to blog, read blogs, etc}.
by joining my husband for a round of golf on a saturday {brrr 40 degrees}.
& by doing the "little things" together {eating, errands, laundry}.
i'm actually really excited for the habits that i have set out for march.
centering around giving/goodwill/good cheer.

smile. give daily. be grateful.

i know for a fact that i don't smile enough.
this changes today.

i want to give give give.
my time, my attention, my love, my friendship, my knowledge, etc.
to my husband, dog, family, friends, community, strangers.
too many of us never take the time to give back,
even in the simplest way to the simplest cause or the smallest person.
this changes today.

i know this sounds cliche, but i have so much to be grateful for.
a husband that cooks, a dog that cuddles {sometimes}, a supportive family,
a quaint house, a boat to cruise on, no debt(!!!!), a supply of wine, a job,
a fantastic education, fun friends, a memorable childhood
& one heck of an amazing college experience.
"feeling gratitude & not expressing it
is like wrapping a present & not giving it." -w.a. ward

i'm ready to be grateful. to give. & to smile.

image via tonicoward


  1. Aw, loved this. I think it's so important to set goals for yourself.

  2. great post! it is so much easier to be negative, but once you become conscious of being positive it can change your life.