It is the start of a new year! I love that the new year begins on a Monday, which is the beginning of a new week. I am full of hope and inspiration to make 2018 be the best year yet! I hope you are too! My New Year’s Resolution is “To Shine”.
Marianne Williamson said it brilliantly in her 1992 work Return to Love, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.’ We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we subconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
I have not been shy about mentioning how much I love Mickey Mouse. Normally, I wear black or grey and I have at least 20 black Mickey Mouse t-shirts. For Christmas, I received bright Mickey Mouse shirts and leggings. Look out world, I am wearing bright colors! This is 2018! I am going to Shine! Don’t you want to shine with me?
Lularoe Mickey Mouse Leggings
Shine on in Mickey Mouse Lularoe
As we are winding down 2017, it is time to reflect and review the highlights of our year. This year began with Hot Hubby and my first trip to Disneyland together. We took a “do it all” attitude and rode every ride in both Disneyland and California Adventure. Afterward, we admitted that we never want to ride some of them again. (see ya Tower of Terror) But we always have our first!
We took a variety of road/plane trips to California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Indiana, New Mexico, Florida and Nevada. We hiked in Antelope Canyon, geocached in California, Ziplined in Park City and toured covered bridges in Indiana. We visited Disneyland again with our youngest daughter, who taught us to MaxPass and how to get the perfect Selfie.
Our family at Disney World
Hot Hubby, and Mickey my two favorite men
And TinkerBell makes Four
Our first trip to Disneyland
We spent a week in Florida with our youngest grandchildren. Walt Disney World is really special when it is decorated for Christmas, even if it was early November and 90 degrees. We did not get a chance to wear our matching flannel pajamas, so we will save those for next time.
We lost a dear friend over the holidays which reminds us that our time here is limited. Let’s make 2018 a great adventure. Let’s do something that scares us, something that challenges us, something for our health and fill the rest with family and friends.
What are your plans for 2018?