Happy New Year! Can anyone else believe it’s January 2017? But seriously, where did the time go?
I’m so ready for a new year. Fresh starts/beginnings are always a good thing. Personally I’m not a big New Year’s resolutions person, but I do like to set a more generalized goal for myself/my family.
This year, it’s choosing happiness.
We have a saying in our family when someone is upset or making a not so good choice. “You can choose to be happy, or you can choose to be mad/sad/etc. What’s your choice?”
It sounds silly, but it’s so simple that it works. 95% of the time the kids say “I choose to be happy” and everything is fine. Billy and I do not generally say this to each other, I’m not sure that would go over well 😉 BUT I do say it to myself. The bigger I get while pregnant, the smaller my patience gets. Making the decision to be happy and calm is my own choice. (I don’t always choose this, but I’m working on it haha)
I made this simple, but meaningful printable to hang up in our house and hope you will too!
Just one more reminder that happiness is a choice. There will always be hard things going on, but we can choose to move forward and find a solution.
Click one of the links below to download your free printables : ) I created three different colored signs in two different sizes, so choose what works for you! Just throw it in a cute frame and remember to choose happy!