I want to EAT up all the tiny moments that make each day so beautiful. I want to pause and stop myself from complaining when I have SO MUCH joy to celebrate. I want to remember Casey's amazing hair in the morning and Erik's sleepy eyes. I want to enjoy the frantic kisses that Dottie gives me when she is let out of her enclosure. I don't want to take for granted the coffee that is placed by my bedside every morning from sweet Pedar. I want to look around and be grateful for every project we've finished in our fixer-upper. I don't want to dread going to work, I will choose to be excited about the opportunities and challenges it provides to help me grow in my skills and communication.

I love this time of year because a lot of the bloggers I read, or podcasters I listen to, give themselves beautiful challenges; like the following:

~ 100 days of gratitude. Make an effort to write down or share something you are grateful for every single day.

~ No meat Tuesdays and Thursdays.

~ Introduce yourself to a new neighbor and exchange information.

~ Pick up an activity you used to do as a child and start again.

~ Visit the library and check out a book.

~ Clean your closets.

~ Meditate daily.

How are you going to bring more JOY into your life for 2018? What are you doing to take care of yourself? What dreams are you working towards? Make it happen, I'm rooting for you to have an incredible year.