You may have heard this little verse....
Something you want
Something you need
Something to wear
Something to read
Each year, we use this to decide what to give our kids for Christmas. It has simplified gift-giving and helps me keep perspective on outrageous consumerism of the holidays. The other day, I was sort of reviewing Christmas and thinking about the new year. My mind was overwhelmed with the hundreds of things that I need to work on. Then, suddenly it hit me. Why not approach my New Year's resolutions using the same idea?
So first things first: I set a goal to take my own advice. Check. And then, for my New Year's Resolutions, I chose one goal from each category.
There probably isn't a soul alive that doesn't already do each of the basic things I am determined to do. But let's face it....well...actually let's not. I don't want to get into the particulars of my lackluster discipline. Besides, this blog is supposed to be family friendly.
So here are my goals for 2010. Officially in writing. So I can't officially cop out.
want to be a better mom
I pledge to make a hot, homemade breakfast at least once / week. (Sounds easy, but this is going to be a killer. I tell you....a KILLER)
need to be better hydrated
I pledge to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water at least 5 days / week.
wear a countenance of joy
I pledge to do an act of service once a month for someone besides my family. (My mom does this daily...and I'm hoping for once a month. Oh the shame.) I loved what my friend's father used to say: If I give, I will always have it to give.
read the scriptures and memorize poetry.
I pledge to read from the Old Testament daily and memorize two poems.
That's it. Although, it will provide me with an uncomfortable stretch. Especially since I'm taking Statistics and may soon not have any fingernails. Or hair. I may be wearing a bald countenance of joy.
Good luck with your resolutions!