My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Monday, January 4, 2010

One Word

I have a resolution this year that can be summed up in one word.  Are you ready for it?


That’s it.  I was thinking of all the possible resolutions that I could set, and the list was long and exhausting.  I decided that I don’t want to make an official list of things I must do… or at least feel guilty for not doing.  That doesn’t inspire me at all.

Instead, I will choose to do the things that I enjoy.  And, since that is not always possible,  I will choose to enjoy the things that I must do.

I want to enjoy how it feels to exercise and eat healthy foods.  I want to plant a garden and trees and flowers because I enjoy those things.  And most of all, I want to enjoy being surrounded by my family. 

And so I say, with  a deep, cleansing breath… Welcome, 2010!  I’m going to enjoy you!



  1. Yes!! This is the perfect New Year Resolution. I wish you success in ENJOYing life!

  2. I agree...this is the best resolution I have heard yet! Did you get my email about the pics? How are you feeling? I am going to call tomorrow...I am the worst sis in law ever.

  3. Thanks for letting me run with you this morning. I enjoyed it too. I think you picked a great resolution and I think it is already rubbing off on the rest of the family. Love ya!

  4. good for you - that's an awesome word!