The Year Is Yours. What Will You Do With It?

Today I close the door to the past, open the door to the future, take a deep breath and step on through to start the next chapter in my life. My life has been so full of blessings this year. I met the man of my dreams a year ago, married him in June, graduated college with my second degree and today I am moving to Michigan.

Life is what we make it. You can either wake up every morning and be thankful you are alive or you can wake up every morning with a bad attitude. I always am grateful for the next day I am given. How many times do we take small things for granted such as waking up every morning? If we were thankful for the little things just as we are the big things we could all live a much happier life.

Over the past six months I have been sick. Well really sick. I didn’t understand why I was going through the pain and sickness I have had. I was worried because I have been to doctor after doctor with no results. But after six long months, this past week I was finally diagnosed with Lupus. Although I was heartbroken and upset about this diagnosis, I realize God put me in this situation to see my reaction and to make it apart of my story. Yes I could be upset and use this as an excuse to be bitter, but I choose to start treatment and medication and continue to live my life thankful.

Everyone faces trials and tribulations. But your reaction is what determines the outcome. Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening it just stops you from enjoying the good. We are all going to have good days and bad, but look for the good in everyday more than the bad. I’ve learned more from pain than I could’ve ever learned from pleasure.

Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one. I hope each and everyone of you had a fantastic 2014. But I hope for a better 2015.

Happy New Year!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5


Published by Lacie

Lacie Ross graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Valdosta State University. She also has a diploma in Human Resources. Lacie is the former Miss Georgia United States 2013 where she served and currently serves on many local and national charity committees. Hobbies include working-out, hiking, camping, mentoring young girls, being a mom, and raising farm animals. Lacie met her husband Nick on an airplane and has been married for seven years. They have two precious boys, Atticus and Ander. They just welcomed their sweet baby girl, Addleigh Elaine this year.

3 thoughts on “The Year Is Yours. What Will You Do With It?

  1. Lace – I am so immensely proud to call you my niece, but I am equally proud to call you friend! I love you & I love your heart and cannot wait to hear of the adventures you’ll soon be having 🙂

    Aunt “T”

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