1. I am really proud of myself for remembering my resolution this year.
2. I am even more proud of myself for following through to accomplish my goal. Honestly, it is just too too important to let it slip through the cracks.
So far this year I have learned so much about my own happiness. The most important thing I have taken away is knowing that my day-to-day happiness is dependent on a whole lot of little things, not massive earth shattering changes, although I have had to make some of those kinds of changes recently too, as we all know.
Another thing I have learned to be massively important to my happiness has to do with the use of technology. Technology is a wonderful thing. I love my iPhone almost as much as I love Kathy Lee and Hoda, but enough is enough. I find my best days are those that I leave my phone plugged in upstairs, the bube-tube (that's a t.v. in case you didn't know) off and instead I am down on the floor with the rug-rats. You can waste an entire day that you will never ever get back starring at a screen. Guess what people? That screen isn't going to make any friends or memories for you.
I dare you to leave your phone somewhere for an entire day without looking at it ( I will go upstairs to check it every few hours to make sure that George Clooney didn't call, but that would be considered an emergency, right?) It is liberating, people. Do it, I double-dog dare you.
So what am I doing with no t.v. and no iPhone? I am outside blowing bubbles with my toddler, picking up pinecones around the yard, watering the garden, playing blocks, cooking, or cleaning the house. Being an active participant in my life is a must.
We still have lazy days around the house where we do watch a few hours of daytime t..v and I do let my little one watch her favorite Dora and I do mess around on the internet. All I am saying is all things in moderation and if you are getting that icky, lazy-bones feeling, that is a sign to put the technology away and go live your life with the ones you love.
I think that's enough to digest for one day, but no worries I will be back tomorrow with more tidbits I have learned about MY happiness...