Choosing the word “Honour” as my focus for the year is one of my best decisions I’ve made in a long time. There is something freeing about giving a word to your year instead of Resolutions. It’s so much easier to focus on. So little room for failure if you choose to focus on the word instead of the deed. And Honour is a great word.
January has been a wonderful month. First update – my health. I have energy! For the first time in a long time. I have energy! There’s a spring in my step and it feels good. The pain I was experiencing is gone. Oh, happy day. I see my Naturopath and Massage Therapist next week. I hope to receive a good report on my progress.
The end of January was busy. As part of my year of Honour – I want to spend more time with my girlfriends. This is something that has been lacking in my life. So I want to make a conscious effort to connect with my friends. I had a girl’s night and went to the “Comic Strippers”. Trust me, there is little that is sexy about this troupe. But it was a fun evening. I describe it like this. It’s like watching an episode of “Who’s Line is it Anyway” but with Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie sans shirt. I had fun and laughed a lot, which was the plan.
The next day I threw a surprise birthday party for my husband. I can’t believe I pulled it off. My acting skills are better than I thought. He was completely duped. He even tried to cancel our dinner plans a few days earlier and I said “Yeah, OK we can do that. If you really want to. I’ll go call the restaurant.” …. And then I said, “You know what? No. We’ve made plans. It’s my year of Honour and I want to honour you by taking you out for dinner. And I’m not going to let you cancel. So, we’re going.” I'm a master! I should become a spy or an actor ... wait I am one ... you'll have to guess which one. Twenty-four friends of my husband sitting at a restaurant waiting to yell "Surprise!". The ruse was perfect. Right down to a dear friend escorting us to a table of four where her husband sat waiting for us. Gift on the table. Hugs. It's so great to see you! Happy Birthday! etc. Not noticing the 20 something other friends all with menus in front of their faces watching the display. SURPRISE! It was so much fun. An evening to remember that is for sure.
The following day my daughter arrived with my two precious grandsons and two dogs (one of which is a 4-month-old puppy). Craziness followed. Those little boys fill this heart of mine with so much joy it’s difficult to describe. So cute. The oldest is growing fast and is the sweetest little man. I asked to take a picture and this was his pose. Funny kid. The youngest is … so full of life and mischief. I smile thinking about them both
My year of honour is off to a great start. I am blessed. I have given back in my own quiet way. I have honoured my friendships. My family. My love. My health. My dreams. That’s exactly what I wanted to do and all without one New Year’s Resolution. Perfect.
February is Love Month. I am giving away one of my favourite songs from Plush Red Chair for free. “Old Fashioned Love” is available to download. I’m also going to run contests this month on my Facebook Page. Each week will be a new contest. And each week I will announce the winner and give away a prize. I can’t wait. It’s going to be fun! So make sure you hop over to my FACEBOOK Page every Monday in February to check out the week’s contest.
Happy February to you. May it be full of love in all its forms, laughter and peace.
And now for fun - another favourite Samsung Galaxy Video