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2018 : From My Heart to Yours

I don't want to make new resolutions because I believe that every day, from the moment we open our eyes in the morning, we should already be working on small little resolutions that will lead us on a joyful journey. One that makes us happy, healthy and prosperous (if possible).

Everyday is a work in progress. 2017, I dare say, has been one of the most heart-breaking and emotionally-painful ones for me. I don't say everything out loud or post everything on the Internet for all to see, but it has been a year where I learned that not everyone is an angel although we are all striving to be. The same can be said for me as well.

And we have to come face-to-face with facts...with reality. There are no other ways around it. Getting my head out of the rainbow-colored clouds of hopeful optimism has to be one of the hardest things that I have done this year.

As we stood there on our balcony, at the stroke of midnight, my kids and I watched as the flurry of fireworks went off in the distance, marking the end of the year and a warm welcome to a new one. With our arms around each other, we wish for nothing more than just a better year - nothing more, nothing less. Just be better than the year we just closed the door on.

We don't need to live life on the lap of luxury nor do we have to be proud as punch of every single goal that we've set out to achieve. But what we want is for us to be better than before.

There are so many things from 2017 that we need to straighten out and I trust that, as nebulous as life sometimes can be, we'll just have to put our hearts into it.

After all, we have each other. And that's awfully important to us.

Happy New Year to everyone, friends, family and foes alike. 

Just me, us, you...together
From the heart of this family to yours,
XOXO,
Marsha
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