by Mel Langston, from Sparkle Abbey's Pampered Pet Mysteries
Hey ya’ll, it’s me Mel! We’re eleven days into 2017. Have you already forgotten your New Year’s resolutions?
I don’t know about you, but I’m not one to make the typical New Year’s resolutions. Why make an outlandish promise that I know will just fade away after a few months because I've gotten distracted? Trust me. I will get distracted, especially when there’s a local murder to solve.
Besides, anyone who knows me would laugh if I declared I was going to eat better, meet more people, spend less money, reduce my stress levels, et cetera. Those who can make those promises and follow through with them, well, they have my utmost respect.
Instead, I’d rather keep reminding myself to be the best me possible in other ways. Did I treat my customers with respect? Did I show my beloved bulldog Missy how important she is to me? Am I living in the moment or worrying about what I need to cross off my to-do list? Am I grateful for what I have? Have I spent time with my BFF Darby? Was I fearless today?
Cousin Caro would call it “personal growth” or “mindfulness.” God love her, she can’t help but speak in her professional therapist lingo. I just call it, focusing on being a better me throughout the year.
Although, I would like to rebuild my relationship with Grey, my former fiancé. Maybe I’ll add that to my “personal growth” goals for 2017.
What about you? Are you going to live boldly in 2017?
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