Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Welcome New Year!

Alright people! Normally I don't dive into person thought or my own agenda. Well, today is different! Most of my friends know I have a facebook page and regularly communicate with friends and playdates on there. It's always been a fabulous source for keeping in touch and finding people you miss. However, after the recent New Year posts it dawned on me. . . SOOOOOOOOOOOOO many people could use a real talking to! A kick in the rear! A mental pick-me-up! So, although many of you are already clicking off my blog page, I am going to share a few thoughts with you! With everyone and I hope the feeling spreads far and wide!
This Christmas was certainly the least we have ever spent or recieved. It was by every stretch of the word a strain to pull off but it never dawned on us to be miserable. I keep reading things about how horrible 2009 was. How it was the worst year ever. How we should all wish it good riddens. Well, I can't argue it was hard. We have never personally been so poor. We have never lost anything because of money until this year. We struggled to keep our employees afloat and finally had to sent them to unemployment and it broke our hearts. We DO understand.
What I don't understand is how so many people can be so negative about portfolios and bank accounts. It's money! Yes we all worked hard for it and perhaps it is gone but the great thing about money is you can always make more! Find the will, find a way, find the lesson we are all meant to learn here. Listen to the bigger picture and find something amazing about this struggle. I know it's been hard for us all. Grab a good friend, lean on your family, and CHOSE to be happy! We are all victims of our own thoughts. Decide what that will be for you!
Now I know very few people read my blog but here are our highlights of 2009~
The birth of Brayton Elliot! The twins turned two and are talking up a storm! We had work for 90% of the year! We still have our home, our health, our family, and our friends. We made new friends and made memories with the old friends. We have another year to tell those we love that we do and this year we will welcome new family members and watch others grow and excel! What a blessing it is that we have all our parents and no one is ill! We are alive and happy. Happy and thriving! 2010 better watch out!
My resolution is only to chose happiness EVERY day! What will yours be?


Brandy said...

So very true, Kimberly. Thanks for being positive and vocal. I hope so very much that 2010 will bring us all together. I need to meet that crazy brood of children you have and spend some time with my dear cousin!

Maria M. said...

You are so right! We lived on unemployment for most of 2009. But so what. We still had our home, good health and we were together. Fortunately my hubby has a new job as of December and 2010 is looking bright! Happy New Year!

Holtan-Bates family said...

Thanks for the comments ladies! I just know this has fallen upon us to teach us what we haven't yet learned. Glad I'm not the only one who remains positive! Love ya!

jbohldc said...

Amen, sister! We had such a happy year as well and it's nice to hear someone else saying the same instead of singing the blues.