Thursday, January 03, 2008

So is anyone making New Year's resolutions?

I used to make them every year, but I very obviously rarely went through with them...so I kinda stopped making them "officially." But, that said, every year I really am excited about the new beginnings and the new opportunities to do even better with my choices and my attitudes and my time and my priorities this time around.

With that in mind, then, I think these are the things I'm committed to this year...

* Smiling more. Complaining less.
* Hugging more. Raising my voice less.
* Playing more. Saying "Not right now" less.
* Reading more.
* Dating more (with Gary. ha!)
* Writing more. Procrastinating less.
* Organizing more.
* Budgeting more.
* Traveling more.
* Praying more.
* Thanking more.
* Loving more.
* Appreciating more.

21 comments:

Linda said...

what a beautiful post C. Love that. I don't make resolutions, I have"Intentions" and I try to work on those. Thanks for your share. and thanks for the sweet comment on my lo...that was really nice.

Lynilu said...

I like your list! I don't do resolutions either, but I do give thought to areas in my life that I want to redirect. I suppose it's kinda the same thing, but "resolution" seems so ... BIG!!

Patti said...

I think those are awesome resolutions and i'm with you on many of them. I like the "clean slate" mentality!

Liz Ness said...

Great goals. I don't think you'll have any trouble meeting any of them. You seem like such a sweet, kind person -- just the kind of person to acheive them all (and then some)!

Here's to a happy New Year filled with "more" of the good things. All the best to you and your family for an awesome 2008.

skrpndiva said...

Hey, I like that ... 'intentions'. I think I'll have to 'steal' that one. I try not to make resolutions per se, but to follow healthy goals and guidelines. I love yours, but those are not resolutions, those are just ways to live a clean, healthy life!

Have I mentioned Cheryl that I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your attitude and coming to your blog. I always feel so good when leaving it!

Love ya online friend.

Jacquie

~Telah said...

Great list! The new blue is you too!

Gin said...

I just love this post Cheryl. You inspire me girl,

~Nancy~ said...

Nope.. no new years resolutions for me this year.. I really wanted to.. but I know myself.. hehe.. I sure love your resolutions!!!!

I hope you guys had a great new years eve! Happy new year to you and your family Cheryl.. may all your wishes come true in this upcoming year!!

Renee said...

I could work on a lot of those things from your list myself. Thanks for reminding me.

Ms.L said...

I second each and every goal on your list..well except for dating your husband. That might create some problems for us,teehee!

This is a perfect post that shows what the really important things in life are:)

Melissa said...

great way to start the new year. Love the list..

Kathy said...

What a great list! Looks like you and I were on the same wave length with our posts today! LOL

After reading some of yours, I think I need to add a few more to my list!

Jenster said...

Great list! My one resolution this year is to get to know Christ better. I figure if I can do that everything else will fall into place.

I hope I haven't jinxed myself, though! I NEVER stick to my resolutions!!

wendster said...

Wow. I love those resolutions. Especially the raising your voice less and the saying not right now less. Words of wisdom there. Good luck... but I doubt you'll need it to keep great resolutions like those.

Phats said...

I used to always make them and then break them so I stopped. this year however I have decided to start working out hardcore again like I did in college, we'll see how long it lasts!

I am totally bummed I didn't win your contest :( I am so happy though i get to pick Bama!

scrappermimi said...

What a great list, I don't usually make resolutions. Just kind of have goals for myself. TFS!

Hey, loved the funnies too.

angelsamoungus said...

I have to post my New Years Resolutions-but 4 most important things-More reading of the scriptures, eating healthier, spending more time with family and friends and BEING MORE ORGANIZED

Take care,
Love,
Terri

Anonymous said...

Add "finish my mystery novel" to that list. CW

Kelly said...

those sound like good resolutions.

Anonymous said...

Gosh mom, you got alot of new Years Resolutions!!!!!! But that is a good thing! Mine is to have more fun! That sems like a fun resolution!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Love, your daughter, Lil D

Dawn Bibbs said...

SWEET!!! Now that you've made YOUR list, I don't have to make one :-). I'm just gonna share yours...as I need to do all of these things too. However, if you don't mind, I'm gonna go out with Marque more often instead of Gary. I mean, that long distance dating thing is harder than people think,LOL.

Thanks for sharing.