Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Resolution

Yes, I am one of those people who makes New Years resolutions.  They are usually the normal ones, eat healthy, exercise, and all the others.  A few years ago we made our resolution to just have more fun during the year.  We now refer to that as the "Concert Year."  I think that we went to four or five, "Wow, glad we finally got around to seeing them while they are still preforming" concerts.  This last year was going to be our big travel year, but sometimes real life interrupts.  The past year has been a really rough one and each day is a struggle, but at the same time we have been blessed beyond words.  We could not foresee that our sweet little granddaughter would be living nearby, little cousins now have the chance to become best friends, or that a husband would have a life changing medical diagnosis.  What we did know ahead of time was that God would be with us each and every day and that he would use it to strengthen each of us and our family.

And so what is my resolution for this year?  The necklace that I picked out for Christmas says it all.  "Focus On The Day."  I will be making the conscious effort to focus on the special moments in each and everyday from a hug, to birds at the feeder, or the smell of bread baking.  

Do you have a resolution for the new year?



Arlene G said...

What a great resolution resolution for 2013 is to be Kinder. I want to do many random acts of kindness this year. Thanks for the reminder that no matter what 2013 holds, God is there!!

Karen said...

Sending blessings to you for a peaceful and joy-filled 2013. I enjoy your blog and have learned so much from you. My heart has gone out to you and your husband this year and you have been prayed for many times. My husband has had a very difficult year with his health, also, requiring several hospitalizations and surgery. He is scheduled for another operation at the end of January but we are praying that will be the end of it! Blessings, Karen

KathyD said...

What a comfort to know and believe that God is with you every step of your journey! I cannot think of a better way to enter into the new year than to rest in His love. May the new year be one of blessings beyond measure for you. I enjoy your blog as well. :)

Prissy said...

I love the "focus on the day" resolution! I do hope you have a wonderful and blessed year. My resolution is similar because I want to start being more appreciative of both the many blessings and the people who are so willing to influence and teach us. Seems that I unknowingly became a bit hardened while getting the kids through high school and college. However, grandkids tend to allow you to soften and refocus on blessings. Thank you for sharing your creativity, your faith and your sweet family. You've been a wonderful source of creativity and strength.


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