It is once again the time of year when everyone is talking about New Years Resolutions. To be perfectly honest, I never set Resolutions for myself. I know if I did , I would probably set goals to high and then I would not reach therm. I don't like failing - ever.
However, there are a few things I can think of that I would like to see improved this year. So here goes - My New Years Resolution.
1. I want to say "yes" to my children more. I know I am a homeschooling mom and, yes, I am with the kiddos nearly 24 hours every day; but sometimes I get so busy instructing and teaching that I do not stop to just enjoy the children. So I want to say "Yes" to Playdough. "Yes" to "Can you help me do my hair?" "Yes" to "Will you come out and throw knives with me?" "Yes" to, "Could we go get coffee this morning?"
2. I want to have a regular DATE NIGHT again. This past year was CRAZY BUSY and one thing that we have let go of is date night. I am hoping this year, that my husband and I can once again plan to have a date night at least once a month. Last week we ate breakfast together at Chick Fil A and it was a great way to start our day!
3. I want to read my Bible all the way through. I have been doing different Bible studies throughout the year for several years now, but I have never read the Bible cover to cover. So far, I am on schedule and excited about it. My reading schedule for each day is emailed to me and texted to my phone. COOL hah??? OwnIt365 is a free website. A couple of my kids have jumped on board with this plan too. I am very excited - indeed!
4. I want to spend more time lovin' on people who need love the most, whether that means giving of my time or talents, or monetary giving. So many times, I have caught myself so absorbed in my own struggles and daily busy"ness" that I realized I have lost my compassion for others. I hope to go into this new year with Eyes Wide Open and always be looking for ways to be a blessing to others.
We'll see what 2011 has in store!