I believe that life is what we make it. If we believe that it's going to be a good day, it will be. When we expect the worst, quite often it happens.
Last year I had a bad year. Actually, my whole family had a bad year. We lost Dad in January, and I know I was too broken about that, and hurt about other things going on in my life, to think about having an optimistic outlook. After all, January is usually a month of promise for me. A lovely clean New Year, and my birthday normally leave me feeling the world is my oyster in January. But last year my mantra became "2006 stinks". And it did.
This year I am starting fresh again. Instead of starting with sorrow, we have started the year with joy, two beautiful new little girls to cherish. I am feeling more relaxed, and calm than I have felt in a long time, and it shows in our children, our food, our days. 2007 is a good year, it's already going well, and I believe it will only get better.