I hope you all had a fantastic New Year! We spent our New Year’s Eve with who else but our dance family.
I’m sharing this photo of the dance dads, because I found it funny and I have absolutely no idea what they are doing! We hosted a small party here at the house and had a wonderful time.
It was simple, relaxed and a lot of fun. As a matter of fact, it was so fun that I still have all of my New Year’s decorations up. I love the festiveness of the gold and silver and many of those things will make an easy transition into Mardi Gras decorations (we’ll talk more about that in a later column).
Speaking of the new year, you can’t have a new year without resolutions.
How are your resolutions coming along? Mine are going pretty well thus far. We started a tradition a few years ago by putting our resolutions in a Resolution Jar without telling one another what they are. At the beginning of each year before we put in the new ones, we read the old ones aloud to each other.
It’s fun to see if for one, some of them are even still that important to us or if we need to put them back in the jar for the new year. Many of mine from last year are still a work in progress, I was able to see that I did make some improvement, but needed to go back in the jar for another year for a little fine tuning. For instance, the decluttering one.... that may be a work in progress for the rest of my life! I’m trying, I really am, but it’s so hard and I think I’m just too darn sentimental about some things.
It’s not too late to start your own Resolution Jar with your family. It’s literally a Mason jar with a lid and cut up pieces of paper. It sits prominently in the kitchen all year as a gentle reminder. More than likely none of our guests even know what it is, but I’m sure they’re wondering why we have a jar with paper inside sitting around for decoration.
I wish you all many blessings, prosperity and much success in the New Year and thank you for taking the time to read my column each week!