As I sit by a warm fire this New Year’s Eve, I started thinking of all the dreams and goals that I have for the new year. But a thought comes to mind that maybe I should stop and reflect on the past year before I start dreaming up a new year! So here’s the good and the bad.
Let’s start with the bad first…
I didn’t really sit down and write down my goals for last year. Sure, I dreamed of some like getting out of debt, having more children, losing weight, etc. None of which came true! 2009 also brought some surprises to my life, good and bad. Looking back, I don’t want to say that this last year was all bad, cause I believe that would be allowing a few negative events to overshadow all the good. Isn’t that usually what happens??
Now for the good….
I have learned a lot over this last year on how to save money for my family for groceries and household purchases! That has been an extreme blessing not only to the wallet but to my self-esteem. I feel like I am high when I score a great deal!! It’s an awesome feeling!! I have also built a stronger and deeper relationship with my Heavenly Father. This year brought some hardships but with the help of my Father, I have faith that I will not only make it threw to the other side, but when I do, I will be even more blessed than I am now. And that’s a lot!!
I think I will sit down and not so much make resolutions for the new year but make some solid goals. People say that having a goal gives you something to work towards. And I find that most of the time I do seem to wonder around in life, not really focusing on anything, basically just surviving. And that my friends, seems so sad to me!
So this year is going to be different. I don’t want to choose my goals hastily. So I will post in the next couple days what my goals for 2010 will be. I challenge you to think of some goals you would like to make for the new year. Maybe together, we can meet them, or even exceed!!
Oh and HAPPY NEW YEAR’S!!!!!
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