08 January 2011

My New Year's Resolution

I know, I know, what a cliche! I am sure that I won't even remember this by, say, March or April.... But I have thought of a couple of things that I want to change in the new year, or simply to improve. Some of those points are very important to me, others are less crucial, and yet some few are just suggestions to myself...
  • be a better Christian - and what I mean by that is to get closer to God and seek Him more often. I was talking to a friend and tried to explain it like this. Something happens in our life and we get real close, we promise ourselves that it will leave it that way. But guess what, daily life and other things catch up with us and we kind of let the leash get longer again. To a point where we are so detached from God that we feel something is missing, and we get close again. Almost like a boomerang effect. So I want to try to keep God real close, ALL the time. 
  • be a better friend to some of my friends, and new ones that I don't even know yet - that is a tough one, but I feel friends can give us so much in our life that it would be seriously devastating to me to loose a friend. It is always fun to meet someone new and start the whole get-to-know-you process, and it takes alot of effort to keep an older friendship going. Sometimes at least. It's like any partnership. It takes work, from both sides. And I just want to do anything possible on my end.....
  • be a better wife to my husband - again this sounds so cliche but what I mean is that seriously, I need to get a grip on dinner and planning this major chore (at least it is one big one for me!). I just want to try to step up and get more motivated. For the hubby and the kids. After all, the correct nutrition is essential to their well-being and I believe that falls under my job description.
  • be a better mother - I mean I want to make a commitment with myself, and them, to spend more time with them. In order to mold them the way we want them to be, we need to spend time with them so that they can copy us. I see it in Coqui when I do spend more time with him, he seems so much calmer. And Peanut is less clingy, and more adventurous. What can be better than building a train track, or dancing to "Pump up the jam", or operating on the bear that got a 'cut from the saw', or cooking up a 'stew' made from paper noodles and plastic veggies!?
  • become more healthy - it is always in the back of my mind but it is not consistently executed by me. You know, one gets busy and you just stuff something in your mouth for the sake of filling the tummy on the run. Or eating in the evening in front of the TV set..... yeah, confession time! So I have a few things in mind, I just have to put it into action....
  • run more regularly! Yeah, I actually thought to set a goal for myself for the year. I ran about 170 miles last year, so I think I should double that and make that my target!
I will come back here and add a few things as they come to mind. So keep checking in. Being at it, I should make a progress chart every month or so - good idea!

Happy New Year! 

A New Year’s Prayer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anonymous
Dear Lord, please give me…
    A few friends who understand me and remain my friends;
    A work to do which has real value,
        without which the world would be the poorer;
    A mind unafraid to travel, even though the trail be not blazed;
    An understanding heart;
    A sense of humor;
    Time for quiet, silent meditation;
    A feeling of the presence of God;
    The patience to wait for the coming of these things,
    With the wisdom to recognize them when they come. Amen.


C. Beth said...

You say some of this sounds "cliche" but really it's just that these are such important things, all of us should want them! So I think they are great resolutions! And I'm glad you want to be a good friend since I will benefit from that one. :) (Actually though, you are already a very good friend.)