Monday, January 2, 2012

What if?

What if instead of making resolutions we couldn't possibly keep, we just focused on making every day the best day it could be?

What if instead of trying to lose weight or declutter the house or take a million photographs we just tried to be happy and to make those around us happy?

What if instead of worrying about the end of the holiday season and the beginning of the New Year, we just decided today would be an ordinary day, but that every ordinary day would be extraordinary?

What if instead of setting goals based on numbers or outcomes, we just strove to make positive progress towards the good, and to do that with every step we take?

What if instead of starting the New Year by pointing out all of our own flaws, we started by celebrating ourselves for where we are right now?

What if we all decided to sleep more, to laugh more, to play more, to give more, but we also decided that on any given day it would be perfectly acceptable to do none of the above?

What kind of a world would that be?

I'm linking up with Just Be Enough for Be Enough Me. Wishing you all a happy New Year, one that is filled with love and winning and most of all with hope.


  1. If only people were wired like that. It would be awesome. I try but I also know that most of the time I fail miserably.

  2. One more... what IF we changed how we measured things? If it is good enough for us... that we done good :)

    Sometimes we spend (I know I did at least) way too much time wondering what if someone thought differently...

  3. It would be an absolutely wonderful world! Love it!

  4. Love this!

    That's usually what I try to do - but it doesn't always last long. We need like a mid-year reminder or something. Like June birthdays for us December kids.

  5. What a lovely perspective. REally. That can happen every single day throughout the year.

  6. It would be a better world.

    And I have to say, while you may not always do that for yourself (none of us does) you are really damn good at doing it for others. You are the Happy Maker, and you excel at it. And you make the world better for it.

  7. I love this! LOVE IT!! I think that we should do it . . . I think that we should focus on being ourselves and realizing that we are truly more than enough . . . just imagine how much happiness could be spread!