I love when people remind me that a blog is for themselves and others are welcomed visitors, well this is one of those posts. I recently read an article stating that January 18th is the most depressing day of the year. It sighted things like failed new years resolutions and being stuck inside. I can see what they mean but this year December was a hard month for me. You know those people who have it all together (or at least pretend like they do) well I am not one of those people. There were just a handful of things in December that made me want to scream, "Hey, that's not fair!!!!" And yes I remember my nursery school lesson that life is not fair . . . but it should be! So there I was to the beginning of January feeling sorry for myself and although I made a New Years Resolution to be positive, circumstances kept reminding me of life's inequalities and not just for myself. It wasn't till last Sunday that I felt better. It was ward conference and the Stake President told of those who have the hardest trials are the ones that seem too have the best attitude; that there is always someone worse off than you so you should be grateful for what you have. Then my beautiful little girl sang a solo, "Teach me to Walk" at the request of the ward choir director and sounded like an angel. The RS President asked me how I wasn't in tears through the whole thing and although I held it together then, it makes me tear up thinking about it. Hopefully I can remember that those things that have gone my way out weigh those that have not and now, just maybe, I can start more determinedly on my Resolution. Yes, I am done ranting.
On an high note, my sweet husband got me a new lense for my birthday. I have been playing around with it all month. Here are those things that keep me positive: