I don’t normally blog on Saturdays. Usually, it only happens if it is a special occasion or if I’ve got something that I really need to say.
Today, it happens to be the latter.
I was sitting around doing nothing this morning (and well, I kind of still am since I’m on my bed with the laptop on my lap) and I got to thinking:
…my attitude has GOT to change.
I have been suffering with a bad case of the “it could be worse” attitude lately.
When I look at the dog hair covering my floors and random piles of junk sitting everywhere, I think, well it could be worse.
When I consider my eating habits, I think, well, it could be worse.
When I think about my level of physical activity, I think, well, it could be worse (although not much worse).
When I think about my spending habits, I think, well, it could be worse.
When I think about our marriage, I think, well, it could be worse.
When I think about my spiritual life, I think, well, it could be worse.
When I think about all of these things, I catch myself thinking that it could be worse.
And yea, it could be worse.
But guess what?
It could also be better. So much better.
I don’t like to make resolutions. Because, to me, resolutions are lame.
Yet there is something about a brand new year – a fresh start – that makes me think it’s time to make improvements.
And while I’m not talking about becoming a perfectionistic (made up word alert) wonder woman who is never satisfied with her life because is it not absolutely perfect, I am talking about striving to the best person I can be, striving to make the best decisions possible, striving to do my best with the skills and resources I’ve been blessed with.
So, here’s to starting 2011 off right and switching from an “it could be worse” attitude to an “it should be better attitude”.