Happy New Year 2012!

January 1, 2012 by  

New Beginning, New Start, New Year

ne years eve 2011

I think it is wonderful that we can “start fresh” each year. Make goals (resolutions if you like) and plans for what’s to come.   My husband got me in the habit of actually writing down my goals for the year.  He has done it for years. So I also began doing this several years ago.

I opened up my goals for 2011 the other day and evaluated what I did and didn’t accomplish.  There were several I did accomplish and several I didn’t. (that will be included on this year’s list of goals).  It’s wonderful if you can accomplish everything on your list, but chances are you won’t… and that is ok. Goals are that.. what we strive for.

It is a time of reflection, evaluation, a moment to stop and think what we are doing…. where we have been and where we want to go.

We need to not take our lives for granted.  We all do, it is human nature to get comfortable and think life will never change. But all you have to do is pick up a newspaper, or look at the latest online headlines and we know there is no predictability in life. Life is fragile, it is precious and we need to do our best each day to make our short lives that which would make our children proud, our parents proud, our spouses proud, God proud and ourselves proud.  Most of us (including myself) have a long way to go before we can say that, but it is a goal we should all be striving for.

My suggestion to you today would be to sit down by yourself and write out your goals for the year.  What would you like to accomplish, what would you like to strive for? What would make you feel good next year to see you had worked towards?

Think about it.

Happy New Year!

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