As I contemplate the events for 2013, I wonder how on earth the time went by so fast! I look back at the past year and remind myself that I have hosted 6 events (including a family reunion), been a vendor at 3 other bridal shows, joined 2 business networks , purchased a house (and did some upgrades), help move parents, lost a parent, met a niece that has come into our lives, spent many happy moments with others during their weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, baby and bridal showers, parties and reunions. I look forward to 2014 and make some personal goals which include being more health minded (cut down on the sugar, get on my bicycle once again). Be better with paperwork, be a better business person and be a better friend.
I follow a blog where one of the posts talks about being a better friend and neighbor. The blogger talked about being so busy in her life and getting away from the ways of spontaneity – like dropping in to a friend’s house for the sake of a friendly visit. That happened to her when a friend stopped by unexpectedly for a visit, and it was just what she needed, to enjoy a moment in a hectic schedule of life.
That goes hand in hand with sending a ‘thinking of you’ note or gift to someone, a check in call or a helping hand when it’s needed, but not expected.
I would also like to remind all to think of small businesses and be mindful of where and how you spend your money. Is it really saving you money to drive out-of-town to a big box store to purchase one item rather than look for it at a local small business? You would be surprised what you can find at your local small business. Think Small Business and support locally!
With that, I look forward to 2014 and the adventures and new friends it will bring. Happy New Year to you, may it bring you Peace and Prosperity.