Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

This is it...... 2013...... a new year, a year in which I will finish another decade of my life. This is the year that I become fifty.

My thinking about this milestone has changed a lot since I began this blog. The age is seeming a bit more like just a number and a little less like a tragedy.

Like many others, I have set a few goals or resolutions for the upcoming year. I have heard that if you share those goals with others you are more likely to keep them. So..... here goes.....

1. I will spend more time making memories with my family. I want to sit around the table with my hubby and my daughter every night that I possibly can. I want to discuss our day, what went right, what went wrong, what was funny. I want to do more "girly" things with my daughter and spend time getting to know the wonderful new "YOU" that she is becoming. I want to DO more things together rather than GETTING more things for each other.

2. I will spend more time doing things that I love. I have missed scrapbooking. 2012 was a rough year for me. I think I finished maybe two pages the entire year. Scrapbooking has always been my creative outlet and my relaxing therapy. I intend to reignite that creative flame.

3. I will share kindness with others deliberately. There are at least fifty weeks between today and my big birthday. I plan to do one deliberate act of kindness each week- totalling fifty in the year. In some cases, I want to watch those around me and see who could most benefit from an act of kindness and what act would mean the most to them. Some weeks there will just be random acts of kindness. Either way, I want to spend this year giving to others, because God has been so giving to me.

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