Dear Kids, I worry about you. All the time. Incessantly. I want your lives to be perfect. I want you to be happy and have no worries. And most of all, I want you to be safe. I find as you get older, it is harder for me to protect you. I can’t control everything. Because I want smooth sailing for you, I am often too critical, trying to improve small aspects of your lives. I am sorry about that. Believe me, I turn over each critical remark thousands of times in my mind wishing I could take it back, realizing that living your own lives your own ways is more important than my trying to tidy up the edges and control outcomes for you. I could not ask for better, smarter, more caring and responsible people than you are. So, Resolution #1 for 2005, is to celebrate the fact that you’ve turned out so well and worry less.
Here’s my salad dressing recipe. Use this on salads or as a marinating liquid.
Make up a packet of Good Seasons Fat Free Italian Dressing according to the directions using balsamic vinegar. Add one teaspoon of olive oil. Shake. You will be amazed at the difference in taste.
WORD FOR THE DAY
Today’s word is familiar for this time of year, but it is an alternate meaning that I am focusing on today.
Resolution – This word can mean “a firm determination on a decided course of action.” But, it can also mean “to see something more clearly and distinguish a fineness of detail.”