Saturday, January 3, 2015

Hopes For The New Year


Happy New Year!
 
If you count January the third as still being the New Year...
 
With the New year, it's typical of most people to look back at what was accomplished from the previous year, and to set forth goals for the year ahead. I'm no exception to this. In fact I love this time of hoping for the future.
 
I look forward to goal setting every year. No, I don't always follow through. But, I find the New year to be a wonderful time to let hope bloom, for a new day, and new goals to work on.
 
What are some goals I hope to accomplish this year?
 
Read the Bible every day. No skipping days, if at all possible. I became really slack in this area last year. I did not make it a priority most days, and I can tell that my spiritual life really suffered because of it. :(
~Be completely alert to my husbands wants and needs. I tend to struggle with listening to him, and to my shame zone out when he's talking sometimes. With the LORD's grace, I hope to be fully "there" in a conversation, ALL the time. :)
~Become hospitable. This will be a huge challenge for this quiet introvert. Aside from family, we have not had any guests in our home for a meal or fellowship. It's a challenge I am ready to accept, with the LORD's help of course. ;)
~Read more, learn more. I'm pretty sure I can count on one hand how many books I read last year. I have about 60 healthy living books on my Kindle that I need to go through. And there are several on my shelf I purchased last year, that have yet to be read. :P
~ Branch out in my culinary skills. I just basically want to experiment with as many recipes as possible. I have several that I've been sticking to since being married, and to my husbands dismay, may cook on one too many occasions... :P
~Complete 2 sewing projects. I did not do ANY sewing last year. This year I hope to polish up some old skills, and get to sewing! :D
~Research and possibly start a soap making business. Not so sure if this one will come to pass, but I am giving it a lot of thought and prayer. :)
~Keep up my habit of exercising. Last year I made my usual resolution of exercising daily. For the first time ever, I kept it up. :D With the LORD's strength, I plan to keep up weightlifting 4 days a week, with 3 days of HIIT. I would even love to try and incorporate some Yoga in there a couple days. :D
~Find a naturally minded doctor. We currently do not have a primary care physician. I would REALLY love to find one in our area, that is geared to natural healing practices. Not just someone to hand you a bottle of pills. If any of you know how to go about finding one, I'd love to hear about it! :D
~Grow our family? This one is not really a goal, but a hope. We are not "trying" to become pregnant, but we're not naturally avoiding it either. I leave this hope in GOD's hands. :)
 
In fact, I leave all of these hope and goals in GOD's hands. No matter how much I might try and think I have my life in my own hands, it's not. I rest in the knowledge that GOD is holding my future, and I leave it ALL up to HIM. :D
 
What are some of your hopes and goals for the future?
 
Have a wonderfully blessed day everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
Angel

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like you have a great plan!

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  2. Lovely photo! Blessings on your New Year.

    In Christ,
    Moriah

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  3. good goals - go you for having people over. I'm sure you will love it. My husband and I just love having folks in our home. There's something quite fulfilling about hosting people and just loving them. It's delightful! :)

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