Happy New Year 2013 everyone!
For the first time we officially rang in the New Year last night all 4 of us along with Crosby. We let the boys stay up with us. We snacked and watched tv and were a very content group.
Do you notice our drinks of choice? One of these things is not like the others... hmmm.
Well the boys naturally drank the sparkling cider.
And Superman and Stella are joined at the hip on the rare occasion he sits down to relax.
So that leaves the Vitamin Water. Who in their sane mind would ring in the New Year with Vitamin Water?
Ah, yeah. That would be me. I technically set it aside for the official New Year's toast.
But it seems I am either coming down with another cold or perhaps fending one off. Colton has been plagued by a gunky status since the beginning of Christmas. I think the germs have never vacated the premises, despite my warfare against them. And I completely acknowledge that Vitamin water is really just sugar, water and engineered vitamins- but to me its hydration with a little flavor so I can tolerate it.
We're still in the midst of moving the office home. We've displaced a lot of our personal "storage" for the office desks, computers, printers and equipment trekking home. So we're sorting and throwing and donating and sighing at our hoarder-like tendencies of years worth of "stuff."
I've sort of backed into my word this year. I've actually been resisting it a bit and perhaps just being way too choosy altogether. What I've noticed lately, is my inclination to hesitate. To sigh, to make a face, or shudder, at some of the things we've faced. Its almost second nature.
I eventually surrender, or adopt a positive outlook.
But what if I just decided to lean in? What if I just put my arms out and opened them wide. Because the journey will unfold despite how resistant I am, or hesitant, or down right scared.
So what if I could just wrap my arms all the way around the experience? What might I find?
I'm ready to find out.
I'm choosing the word...
a : to take up especially readily or gladly <embrace a cause>
b : to avail oneself of : welcome <embraced the opportunity to study further>
Because the truth is... sometimes its more of Vitamin Water New Year's Eve, then a "Stella" celebration. Why not just embrace the journey that is?
I wish everyone health, peace, love and joy in 2013! All my love and blessings to each of you in the New Year!