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Instead of a whole big resolution thing for the new year…Layla is suggesting one word. One word to guide my blog, life, family….the whole shoot and shabang. One word is hard to come up with. It has to encapsulate so many avenues and things.

One word for 2012 for me is Contentment.

Contentment” seems realistically defined as “enjoyment of whatever may be desired”. That definition is realistic because the more contented an individual or community becomes the less extreme so more acceptable their desires will be.” source

To be happy at rest…and at work…

To remember to stop and take note of blessings big and small…

To be grateful for the gifts I have been givin…and to share those…

To be content. I think to live a contented life is something to always be aspiring to. To constantly ask yourself, whatever the case may be; does this make me happy? Do I need this? Will I make good use of this? Do I think it is really beautiful?┬áTo remain “present” and conscious of the decisions I make….with my kids, with my hubby, with my blog, with my family and friends….all of it. And I think if I follow that mantra….I will remain content. I think that is where true happiness is found…when you find that place of contentment…and you pull up a chair and stay awhile :)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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