Yep, that is what I have declared my 2012 to be. Just Because.
As in, I will buy that little something that reminds me of someone and send it "just because" I hope it will make her/him smile.
As in, I will not wait until Christmas to make the kids Fairy Drops but instead will bake them "just because" they think these cookies are a slice of heaven.
As in, I will read that book "just because" it's calling my name.
You get the idea.
Yeah, I know there's a huge pile of things I must do (homeschooling prep and the like), but this is my year to make a concerted effort to figure out the difference between the things that really are musts and the things I've added to that category that don't necessarily belong there. I think that this may be the very best thing I could do for myself, both in terms of my physical health and in terms of my mental health.
This doesn't mean that there aren't things I'm hoping to accomplish in 2012, of course. (But I making no resolutions!) I hope 2012 will see me:
--leaving our current abode and setting up the home of our dreams
--restarting Project Life and really following through for the whole year
--really diving in and relishing every minute spent with my happiness project (and my other projects, as well, but it's my happiness project that has a special place in my heart)
--continuing to find ways to live more sustainably and to be ever kinder to our beautiful planet and all its inhabitants, human and nonhuman alike
--adapting habits that will make me healthier
--blogging, both reading and posting, on a more regular basis
--saying goodbye to guilt over the things that won't get done (For example, I've decided that on my "just because" journey, I'm no longer going to get birthday gifts for those outside my immediate family...but yes, this makes me feel guilty. But I'm hoping that as the "just because" attitude starts blossoming that this guilt will subside.)
--appreciating all the small and wonderful moments that life throws my way
Yep, if I could conquer even a portion of those things, I think I would see my happiness quotient rise. And face it, I've already got soooooooo much to be happy about as it is.
And as I said yesterday, I hope that your 2012 finds you on a wonderful journey to make your dreams come true as well!!! HAPPY 2012...really, from the bottom of my heart.