I was going to wait until the end of the month to blog again, but that little voice I listen to inside my head, says today. How has the first three weeks of January been? Are you sticking with those resolutions or did you do like me and make promises instead?

I am proud to say, I am still waking up and going to sleep with so much gratitude in my heart. During the hours in between there have been a few hiccups, but all in all, it’s been great. Last week I almost landed in the ditch when a gentleman cut me off. He seemed to be in a hurry and I just wasn’t moving fast. I was extremely grateful for those fancy new tires on my Jeep that kept me on the road. I prayed the man made it to his destination safely. Then there was the favorite sweater that got mixed up in the wrong laundry pile. I hope the love I felt wearing it will give joy to the child who gets it next.

When something irritating happens, instead of getting upset, I’m training my mind to find the good. I didn’t go in the ditch and I enjoyed that favorite sweater for 4 years before I accidentally shrunk it. Even the unexpected medical bill I can’t take care of until next month. It will get paid. My point is, you can keep letting the unexpected crap ruin your day and your mood or you can take charge and not allow your mind to run amuck.

Yesterday, on my morning drive into work, I experienced the most gorgeous sunrise. I have a thing about sunrises, as many of you know if you follow me on instagram. I was driving along Lake Elmo and I had to stop and get out of my car to watch it. It was below zero and windy, yet the beauty I watched seemed to keep me so warm. When I climbed back in my Jeep, I took a few minutes to tell God how much I loved his morning gift. While I chatted away, a man pulled up next to me and asked if I was okay. I told him I was just thanking the Lord for the beautiful sunrise. He stared for a moment, then told me to have the most amazing day and he thanked me for the reminder. I had the best day!

It’s three weeks into January and I feel awesome. I have a new book coming out next week about the unconditional love between a little girl and her great grandmother. It’s called Broken and it’s available from both Amazon and Barnes&Noble. I spent more time at the yoga studio than I have the last few months of 2021. I’ve been sleeping more, relaxing more and taking care of things I’ve been ignoring. I’ve been avoiding drama, loving my job, laughing and spreading as much joy and love as I possibly can. I think 2022 is coming along nicely.

Life is all about faith and attitude. Only you get to decide how your life is going to be

XOXO

Sidney