It’s a New Year!

breathe-in-peace-breathe-out-loveIt’s January 7th and I still haven’t made any New Years resolutions. In my defense, the last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind. The kids were out of school and my husband was amazingly off work, so there was a lot of family time going on. Add the fact that my beloved Michigan State Spartans were in Dallas for eight days for The Cotton Bowl, and, as my Facebook friends can attest, I was busy bleeding green and white. (Sorry for the constant pictures, guys. But it was exciting!)10676186_10204969579615160_348258099944658504_n

Now that the dust has settled a bit, I finally have some time to reflect on the upcoming year. Year after year the most common New Years resolutions have to deal with diet and exercise, but I don’t think I want to go there. Sure, I could probably stand to lose a few pounds. I’d no doubt benefit from adding more weight training into my workout routine and fewer chocolate/peanut butter combinations into my diet. But when you consider the statistics, that each year an estimated 45 percent of Americans make at least one resolution in January yet by December only 8 percent are still committed, it seems like those kinds of resolutions tend to set us up for failure.

So I think I want to aim bigger this year, a little bit deeper…

Drum roll, please…

It probably makes me sound a bit like a crazy hippie, but this year I resolve to breathe more peace, radiate more love, and be the best me I can be. I know, I know, it sounds like I’ve been playing the bongos with Matthew McConaughey, but in this insanely busy technology-addicted world we live in, it is SO incredibly easy to lose sight of what matters most.

The philosopher Philip Arnold once wrote, “Love, peace, joy and harmony are the best vitamins in the universe.” So I’m putting my Centrum aside and trying this new vitamin cocktail for 2015. And maybe, just maybe, if I make a conscious effort to let more beautiful things into my life, all of that other stuff will fall into place. (But I’m not giving up chocolate and peanut butter.)

Happy 2015, everyone! Here’s to the best year yet.namaste