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A "Happier" New Year!



As I sat down to write this post I listed my “goals” for the new year. Staring at my list, I attempted to put into words how important my goals are & how I intended to tackle each one. Although I have to admit my plan of attack was pretty good…I kept having one nagging thought. My huge “2018 goals” felt shallow and empty…


1. Organization. Starting with my Pantry!


Really? Organize your pantry? Trust me. I want organization throughout my whole house. I want boxes with little labels. I want my husband to never have to ask me where anything is again. It would make that part of my life easier, and in turn i’ll be a happier person…right? That moment is where the light bulb (that’s in a cute little labeled compartment of my mind) lit up. What if instead of having a bunch of small simple goals I had one big goal that would still include these “small” tasks, but would cause a change in my heart and mind forever. That’s pretty huge right?


What if my list looked more like this?


1. Organization. I’m so thankful I have food in my Pantry to organize. 


2. Be more financially aware & plan for our future. I absolutely hate the bill paying process, but THANK GOD we have jobs & the means to pay our bills!


3. Travel more. Traveling is a luxury that some people will never know. What a blessing to be able to do those extra things. Everything can change in the blink of an eye.


Do you see where i’m going with this?


I still want to reach my goals, but isn’t the end result all the same? Satisfaction & happiness for us and those we love. Don’t we all just want to be happy? I feel like that happiness we’re looking for is deeper than (for me), the temporary moments of being able to find my trail mix in half a second. What if I take a minute to peel back the layers of my “empty goal”, and just get down to the root of it all?


I think if we can alter our outlook we’ll find that we’re happier even if we miss our mark one year. Maybe things shift, and traveling can’t be a goal anymore. That’s ok because we knew it was a luxury. There’s so much more to this life than short-term contentment. I’m just as guilty as the next person when it comes to flying through my day chasing the small things. I want something more. I want to focus on what truly makes us happy. The non-fleeting kind of happy.


I’m still really obsessed with the organization going on in my house.  We’re definitely trying to be more “adult” about our financial future. I can also tell my husband is being more

agreeable about traveling in order to calm adventurous spirit.


It’s ok to want to achieve what may seem unimportant on a grand scale, but I want to consider the grand scale. I want to set goals. I want to have big dreams. Then I want to dig deeper, thank an almighty God for adjusting my perspective, and run hard towards true happiness.


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