Sunday, January 22, 2012

One Week Down!

It is wonderful to have 60 goals. It keeps me focused on the many things I want to be. I want to be a supportive wife, loving daughter, giving mother, successful business woman, encouraging friend, lover of life, and most importantly--I want to be PRODUCTIVE with each breath I take.

So, this week I worked hard EVERYDAY on our memory verse, prayers for and with the kids, prayers for and with Nate. I failed at being in the Word everyday for a period of time. Yes, I said the memory verse, but to read to learn, I failed. I hope to be better this week.

Other goals were started, and work has to be a huge focus for the next 10 weeks. It feels so refreshing to start each day already knowing where I am headed this year. It feels wonderful to mark things off, make big plans and feel "organized" in my thoughts.

It has only been one week, but I can already feel a difference in my outlook because if something pops into my head and I think, "Oh I should do that..." I have great confidence in not being sucked into guilt or putting it on my to-do list if it doesn't fall in line with one of the 60 goals. Having a clearer mind has resulted in something I didn't expect. It actually allows me more time to reflect on my blessings and truly have a spirit of gratitude at all times.

Thank you God for my mom. I am thrilled to spend her 60th year bettering myself in her honor. Here's to another week!

Monday, January 16, 2012

It's been awhile!

Wow, it has been almost two years since I have posted on this blog. After my mother died suddenly in 2009 it served as a great part of the healing process.

While there will always be a hole in my heart, I have truly learned to live with joy. This year I hope to post with tales of joy and triumph through the journey of becoming a better person in 2012. Here is to a year of HUGE STRETCHING!

My mother had so much to offer life. She lived fully and without reserve. I have made my list of 60 tasks in honor of mom's 60th birthday year. I invite you to join me with your own list of action items for the year. Without goals, we often find ourselves year after year in the same place with the same issues and sadly, the same unmet dreams.

Here is to a FULFILLING 2012!