Thursday, January 3, 2008

New Year Promises

As 2007 came to a close we often look back on the year with fond memories, experiences, could have's, should have's, and what if's. Sometimes these are big ordeals that took place, other times just soft whispers. At times we are proud of the accomplishments that we have done, other times ashamed or disappointed that we are still where we are.

With the new year there is hope...hope that you can overcome anything, move past hard times, and reconcile relationships. Often times this is the time to make New Years Resolutions. Resolutions that usually include weight loss, eating better, being a better person, or getting a new job/promotion.

I usually do not have a list of resolutions that I try to do each year. There is a standing list that I have that no matter the time I try to live by. Here is my list.

First and foremost, love God.
Be a grateful and loving wife.
A role model and someone my children can look up to and respect.
Not quick to judge people, their situations or their decisions.
Live life to the fullest.
Do not harbor angry feelings.
Be respectful.
Thankful for everything I have been given.
Remember to take time to stop and smell the roses.
Do something outside of my comfort zone.
Read a book.

I try to live by these things as I think they are key to a happy fulfilled life. What are some of your resolutions???


simplicity said...

Nice list of life statements. I like it. I'm working on sharing some of my goals/list sometime soon.

sistor said...

I like the list. Some are harder than others!!

Jill Davis Doughtie said...

Hi Lori, Kathy and I tagged you with a "Roar for powerful words" award over at our blog -- -- we'd love to hear your writing tips.