Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Optimism.
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.

8 comments:

meggie said...

An old song suggests if you give something a bad name...
I always tried to bear it in mind with my kids. My mother always told me I was clumsy, & awkward. I used to believe it. I KNOW I am not.
I tried never to hang negative 'labels' on my kids or grandkids.
I hope this year is wonderful for you.
Yep, 2007 is a great year!

Me said...

It bears a lot of self-reminding doesn't it? It does for me at least. But it is as all Christ-centered things are - worth it.

Sara Laughs said...

It is a good year! It is a good year! It is a good year!

Keep reminding me and I'll keep reminding you.

Kelleigh said...

Emma, I'm sorry to hear you had a bad year last year. I didn't realise you lost your Dad too. That's really tough. I admire your attitude - I'm going to try and adopt it too! (we've had a few bad years lately also)

take care,
Kelleigh

~Velda said...

I'm glad that your year has started off better :) It's a good lesson for all of us!

Carolyn said...

Great attittude! I think you deserve a great year ahead.

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

what a lovely way to start the year: here's to the next 11 months or so, too!

and I loved your pasta pics - am inspired to make pasta this weekend and will let you know if we get there!

Sarah said...

Hugs Emma I hope 2007 holds many blessings to you and your family.

Oh and Happy Valentines Day too :)