Reflections on 2015, Then on to 2016!

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This is the time of year that has everyone thinking of resolutions, but instead, why not look back on the past year at all of your accomplishments. This is a perfect time to reflect on your successes – and I’m not necessarily talking about business successes, but sometimes the smallest things can feel like the biggest accomplishments!

For example – after being upside down in a car loan for some time and having put 130,000 miles on this vehicle in three years, we needed to do something! Although we still owed more than it was worth, there was an extremely helpful young salesman at Nissan in Joplin, Missouri that helped us trade for a 2015 Altima with just 5 miles on the odometer when we drove it off the lot. For us, this was a huge success!

Making an appointment that you have been putting off can definitely be considered a success. I hate to admit it, but it had been two years since I had gone in for a mammogram. One morning I was watching ABC’s Good Morning America and I saw one of their news correspondents, Amy Robach, talking about her experience of having a mammogram live on GMA a few months earlier. After she had the test, she received the devastating news that she had breast cancer. This was the motivation that I needed to make that appointment. I called that day. After it was over and I learned everything was clear, I felt such relief and vowed not to wait so long to go in again!

There are SO many things we can label “success!” Finding time for family in a world where time is difficult to find is most certainly a success. I’m so grateful for the life God has blessed me with and as I look back, there are things I regret and things I wish I could change, but there’s nothing I can do about those things and I’ve got a brand new year waiting for me! I don’t know what this year will hold; there will be successes as well as regrets, but I’m looking forward to the journey! Blessings!

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