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Happy Noon Year

31 Dec

Is it really New Year’s Eve!? Holy cow that came fast. I don’t even have a whole lot to talk about, but I feel like it is a bloggers obligation to post on New Years. Unlike most other bloggers, I won’t bore you with a lengthy recap of my entire year, because I have probably already written about the most important things. BUT, as always, I do have a few words to say.

First of all I want to thank each and every one of you for making this blog what it is. I know it’s not particularly riveting but you have given me and my musings a presence literally around the world, and I think that’s awesome. Those of you that I have never even met yet continue to read truly make my day. You guys are what make Margie’s Musings a blog, and not just my online diary.

I also want to thank every single person who is a part of my life today. You guys are the reason that I am where I am. The events over the last year have really sifted out the genuine friends from the not-so-much. It was hard to watch them fall away but I wouldn’t trade any of the people left in my life for the world! I can’t wait to see what the new year brings us all :)

I feel as though I’m almost required to tell you all the great things that 2013 brought me, but that’s not what I want to focus on. I am truly thankful for many things in my life, but my list might be slightly different than most others you’ll read over the next 24 hours. This year, for starters, I am grateful to be sober. I know that none of you need any more of an explanation than that! I’m also grateful for all of the addicts and alcoholics I have come to know and love, who have taught me lessons I never could have learned without them. I am grateful that my precious aunt has fought ovarian cancer, and thus far been incredibly successful (my respect for her strength and perseverance grows every day). I’m thankful that my grandma has been given the opportunity to enjoy food again for the first time in a long time. I’m thankful that the string of men in my life who break me down has ended. I’m thankful that I know what rock bottom feels like, because I know exactly where I never want to be again. I’m thankful to have any job at all, but I’m especially thankful to work for a company that values people more than money. I’m thankful that I have a roof over my head, clothes on my back, and a loving family; because beyond those basic needs, as my dad would say, “the rest is just stuff”. Sure there are many other things in my life that I am happy about, proud of, and still thankful for. But the reality is that whether or not I’m super happy about where I live, at least I have a place to live. And whether or not I have the most trendy clothes, at least I have clothes. And whether or not my family is rich, or takes me on great vacations, or my boyfriend buys me expensive gifts, I’m just thankful to be surrounded by wonderful people who love me unconditionally. Again… “the rest is just stuff.”

This New Years, if you are a resolution person, think about what kind of resolutions you can make to give rather than to get. Instead of resolving to eat healthy so you can get skinny, try buying an extra bag of those fruits and vegetables, and bring it to a food shelf so you can give health to another family. Or instead of resolving to save more money so you can buy that big toy you have your eye on, try saving money so you can afford to start making donations to a charity that you can become passionate about. Or, instead of resolving to finally find a nice guy/girl, why don’t you resolve to become the nice girl/guy that someone else is looking for? Just a thought. I promise these things will turn out better than you would have expected. :)

Anyway, I hope you are all in good company and good health this holiday season, and I wish you the best for 2014. May God bless you and your families. Keep in touch!

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