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Best accomplishment of 2010?

Hmmm. This is a difficult one. I’m not really sure I accomplished anything by the world’s standard’s in 2010, other than to make my return to writing, falling madly in love, and committing to taking (and posting) at least one picture a day. I also committed to getting healthy in 2010, which I have to say I’ve made great strides in doing (I’ve lost 6 pounds so far!). But I think the biggest accomplishment I’ve made this year is just in general being a better person. I don’t snap nearly as often over “the little things” as I did before, and overall I’m just a less stressful person. I think a lot of that has to do with Joe, but I’d like to think that at least some of it can be attributed to me taking steps to make sure I’m not as stressed out as I used to be. I’ve also learned that there are things outside of my control, and that the only thing I can do is control how I react to those events. These are actually my two favorite quotes (as listed on my FB profile):

“Perseverance is not a passive submission to circumstances-it is a strong and active response to the difficult events of life. It is not passive endurance, but the quality of standing on your feet as you face the storms. It is not simply the attitude of withstanding trials, but the ability to turn them into glory, to overcome them.”

“Sometimes you have to fall from the mountain to realize what you are climbing for. Obstacles are placed in our way to see if what we want is really worth fighting for. From every wound there’s a scar and every scar tells a story. A story that says, I was deeply wounded but I survive.”
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Ya know, now that I think about it, I think  this is my greatest accomplishment of 2010:

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Love, Again and Again

Love is all that really matters in life.

Money isn’t going to help at whatever pearly gates you happen to believe in.
Hate and grudges don’t carry over into the next life.
Your pretty car and trophy wife don’t gain you any points in heaven, though I’m sure Hugh Hefner will try to tell you otherwise.
Donating to charity doesn’t earn you any brownie points, just a tax deduction.
Feeding the homeless might help temporary needs, but it doesn’t increase your standing in life.
Climbing the corporate ladder only gives you gray hair and heart attacks if you’re not careful.
Paying your bills on time only keeps the lights on and your credit in good standing.
Having a mortgage doesn’t make you responsible. It means you’re in debt up to your eye balls, and the bank is raping you every month in interest and fees.

So when all else fails, LOVE.
Unconditionally, fully, and completely, LOVE.
On the mornings when your problems seem to outweigh your solutions, LOVE.
Kiss the kids on the forehead when you would rather scream and yell. LOVE.
Curl up on the couch with the love of your life when you would rather walk away. LOVE.
Unplug the phone, turn off the tv, and send the kids to a baby sitter. LOVE.
Let the car over instead of creeping just far enough forward to where they can’t get in. LOVE.

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