So this is it!  The last day of 2010 is upon us… how do you plan on spending it?

Personally, I will be taking some time today to reflect and make a list of all the things I’m grateful for from the past year.  Both big and little, personal and professional – the things that I can remember that bring a smile to my face.

Attitude is 99% of the game – consider Ebinezer Scrooge! He was a very wealthy yet very miserable man.  Many believe that if they only had more money, they would be so much happier.  Yes – not having to worry about where the mortgage money is coming from gives a definite peace of mind but money alone isn’t enough.  I believe it takes a deliberate focus on all the good things in life and making the choice to be happy.  Once you practice long enough, it becomes second nature.

So today I encourage you to recognize all the fabulous things in your life.  Do you have your health? Great people in your life?  You have creativity, that’s for sure!  Look out the window – what makes you smile? What do you love about where you live? Where you work? Where you play?  What amazing things have you done, helped others do, experienced this year?

Close the book on 2010 and choose to find a happy ending.  Then begin 2011 with a smile on your face and happiness in your heart!

Wishing everyone much joy and prosperity – you are all on my list of things I’m grateful for.

Here’s to your creative success!

– Tara Reed