Here we are at the end of another year and the beginning of something new. Thank the Lord for new beginnings. New chances to learn and grow and create. It's been a year of roller coaster rides at Kathy's cottage, but that is what makes life exciting no?
I have never been one for New Years resolutions. I have to agree with my niece Emily about them, "I'm not into lying to myself", she said at the family party yesterday. I was especially impressed with her viewpoint in dealing with them. Her resolution? "I will eat chocolate every day".
Amen my dear girl, and Amen.
So in the spirit of new beginnings and not lying to myself here are my non-resolutions (anti-resolutions?) for 2013
1. What you said Emily. About the chocolate:>)
2. I am going to enjoy every bite I take. I'm tired of obsessing over what I eat. It hasn't helped, but I am going to try to slow down and let my body tell me when it is done enjoying the food.
3. I am going to indulge myself. I'm not only joining the gym, I'm hiring a personal trainer for a while to help me get the most out of it. It is a splurge, but I'm worth it.
4. I'm going to stop feeling guilty about not having time to meet every need and finish every project. Guilt gets you nowhere, it doesn't finish the project, it doesn't write the post, and it doesn't inspire me to get more done. Enough.
I want to live intentionally this year. There are habits I have fallen into because they are easy. They are also destructive. Time ticks away year by year and I feel the need to make some changes in the way I view things, in the way I do things and in my attitudes. Never stop growing.
Happy New year to each and every one of you! May it be a year of change, of growth, and of living life to the fullest!