January 1, 2013

Rocking 2013!

2012 was a roller coaster. Alex and I had huge ups and many downs.  2013 promises to be better and I am once again optimistic. More importantly, I am incredibly grateful for my family and friends who have been so supportive the last five years.

Last year at this time I wrote about  the top ten things I learned from Alex in 2011. This year I plan to focus on ways to be grateful, to pay it forward and to celebrate who we are and the gifts we have been given. As a starting point I googled the top ten new years resolutions and was pointed to about.com Pittsburgh and the following list:

1. Spend More Time with Family & Friends
2. Fit in Fitness
3. Tame the Bulge
4. Quit Smoking
5. Enjoy Life More
6. Quit Drinking
7. Get Out of Debt
8. Learn Something New
9. Help Others
10. Get Organized

Over the years I have embraced all of these resolutions at some point, some successfully and some not so successfully. Some have been conquered and will not need to be revisited this year and some are still huge gaps in my life.

My list has boiled down to the following:

1. Spend More Time with Family & Friends
2. Enjoy Life More
3. Learn Something New
4. Help Others

For the next week I will focus on what these resolutions really mean to me, my family and my community. How can I be a better person? How can I contribute to my community? and finally, How can I honor the magic of Alex?

Our wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2013 to All!


  1. I look forward to hearing more about them!

    1. Thanks - talking and doing are different aren't they?

  2. How can I honor the magic of Alex. I love it and will use it when I think about my 3 or for that matter all my 6 kids.
    Happy New Year!

  3. How can I honor the magic of Alex? I will use that with my family this year. Happy New Year

    1. Thanks - Happy New Year to you and all your family!

  4. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award!

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  5. You too! I am so glad we have connected through our daughters!


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