A New New Year!

I have to admit, 2008 has been good to us. We had a healthy baby boy, traded our 2 older cars for a new one and a newer-used one, and are now adding on to our home.

But I’m looking forward to 2009. It’s always fun for me to look forward to all the birthdays holidays all over again. This year we’re planning on a trip back to Utah to visit my family in the summer. My sibs haven’t seen our baby yet and some of them still haven’t met our 3-year-old.

We’re also planning on going for one more baby this year, crazy enough 😀

I used to do the typical resolutions…lose weight, read more, etc. But the past couple years I’ve been working on me from the inside out. I resolved to be less quick to judge others and to not be so physically superficial looking at others. You know…to see a homeless man and not assume he’s a druggie-alcoholic. To see someone very obese and not assume they sit around and eat all day. Unfortunately, I had a bad habit of doing this. For 2 years this was my goal. I’m happy to say I think I’m more compassionate and less judgmental.

This year my resolution is to try harder to treat others as if they were my best friend. To have people walk away from me and feel better about their day or themselves after talking to me. And I don’t mean that egotistically… I can try to give them a compliment, love or support.

And it starts here in my home with my husband and kids. Family is number one. If something happened to one of them and they didn’t know my world revolves around them, then I failed that day. It sounds sober, but it’s supposed to be a good thing, really 😀

So all in all, I’m excited for this new year! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for me and mine.

8 comments to A New New Year!

  • I like the way you think! I am way too judgemental, I definitely need to work on that! I haven’t figured out my resolutions yet. Good luck in the new year to you and yours!

  • That is such a lovely resolution. Even if you can do it only half the time, you will make the world a better place, just with your presence.

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  • Family first–I’m with you there.

    Sounds like 2008 was a great year. I wish you love, joy, peace, prosperity, and happiness in 2009!

    …and another baby.


    Davidas last blog post..Is It The Thought Or The Gift That Counts?

  • Great ideas Signe, wish you the best of luck with it. Hope things are easy for you to accomplish too, finding things easy to do, when they normally take a little effort is always a nice thing too.

    I’ll be trying to do something similar I suspect, except I need to do something about this slowly growing belly of mine…

    Wayne Johns last blog post..Merry Christmas!

  • I am glad you had a great year. Ours was pretty good as well. Best wishes for the New Year.

    melissas last blog post..Fun At Dudley Farms

  • That’s lovely! You will be sorta like an angel, making people’s life a bit brighter.
    I really feel that one person can make a positive difference in another person’s life.

    I’m going to copy this resolution and try it too!


    You already made my day a bit more sunny!

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  • I love your resolutions, working from the inside out. I think that will be a very common theme for ’09. Wishing you a wonderful New Year. It has been a pleasure getting to know you.

    kdens last blog post..Record-Breaking Snowfall

  • I agree not judging people is a very difficult task. I think the problem is that often we judge people, unconsciously thinknig that they have the same knowledge or experience as us, not to say that ours is more or less it is just different. Always important to keep that in mind!