Little Late on the Bandwagon – Three Words

It’s not that I’m lazy, just crazy busy half the time.  So when I great idea comes along rather than jump on the bandwagon right away I squirrel away the idea to bring out and write about when I have free time and free space on the blog.  Today’s post is being brought to you by a son who is home from school and a bucket full of crayons.  Both are doing a great job of keeping my 3-year-old occupied so I can get some work done.

Back to that wagon and my late arrival to it.  At the start of 2012 I started  to see posts popping up all over the place from people describing their goals for 2012 in 3 words inspired by Chris Brogan.  I thought what a genius idea and better way to bring in the new year than stale old resolutions which we know most people have already failed by now.  I have never managed to keep a resolution made in the heat of the ball dropping which is why I don’t make them anymore.

So here are my three words and how I hope they will be a guide in the coming year:

Smile: I am going to make it my mission to smile more.  Smile at home, smile at people when out and about and smile every time I pick up the phone.   Who knows, a smile at just the right moment might make someones day a bit better.  Not only that, it’s hard to be grumpy with your kids when you are smiling.  I want to be a positive force in life and it all starts with a smile.


Purge: I am going to purge the clutter in my life and make room for creativity.  This means purging of stuff, habits, and people who don’t enrich my life and creativity in some way.  This also means no more bringing stuff into my life I don’t need.  I need to make more time for photography and sewing for me.  It’s one way I keep stress at bay, and me time is important for Mom.

Accept: This is a constant work in progress for me.  I need to accept that some things I can’t change.  Life is unpredictable.  I believe that there is a plan and things do happen for a reason.  Good and bad.  I have experienced it too many times in my life to doubt its reality.  I need to now take this acceptance to a macro level and accept that my bathroom will always be messy( although it’s usually clean), I will always have laundry to do and there will be toys on the floor.  Life is too short to worry about the little things so accept them I must.

What are your three words?  If you have done a post link up to it in the comments.


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