I struggle with being positive. I always have. I guess being brought up in a rather negative household, it’s easy to just accept that being negative, regretting the past, doubting yourself and your possible future. That dreams don’t come true, so what’s the point in dreaming? What’s the point in looking forward to life?
I don’t do New Years Resolutions. I don’t like the sound of them and feel that they often make you feel like a failure before you have even started as you just know you are bound to break them.
Instead, I want to focus on goals. Small goals and big goals. Dreams and plans.
I want to turn my frown upside down. I want to start believing in the possibilities that are out there for me, just waiting for me to take hold of them. I want to be a happier, more positive person. I want my children to be happy and positive and believe that they can do and be anything they want to.
The past year I have followed Karin from Cafe Bebe and her #EmbraceHappy journey. She really is inspiring and I wanted to join in so much, but feared that I would struggle to find the #3goodthings in a day. That my negative outlook, depression and constantly feeling of unhappiness just wouldn’t allow me. That I couldn’t be this positive, happy person.
Then Karin explained that you don’t have to be jolly and happy all the time. We all have down days. We all have bad days. But #EmbraceHappy is about seeing the good in those days – or as Karin says “not every day is good, but there is good in every day.”
I really want 2015 to be a positive year. To be full of happiness and joy. For us as a family to embrace life and everything it has to offer. I know we will have days where we are low. There will be arguments and tears, but I really want to try to make this year a good year – especially whilst the children are still so young and impressionable. After all, I know that within a blink of an eye they will have all grown up and moved on.
So, 2015 will be the year I bring positivity and #EmbraceHappy.