“New Year’s Day – Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.” ~ Mark Twain
That quote cracks me up! I just love all holidays and traditions. The New Year’s Holiday is no exception! No matter what Mr. Twain says, I love to make a ton of resolutions. Really, resolutions are just goals and goals are good. Not making them because “no one ever keeps them” is just a defeatist attitude. So what if I don’t accomplish all I set out to do. At least I try, because:
Some goals are so worthy, it is glorious even to fail. ~ anonymous
One of my biggest goals is to “live in the moment”. I want to use all my senses to enjoy the gift that is my life. I’m going to make better choices. When someone asks how I am I’m going to respond with an enthusiastic positive answer and I’m going to put a smile on every day when I wake up because I did wake up. I want to be so aware that NO blessing goes unnoticed, unappreciated, or “unthanked!”
This morning I weighed 163. That is the most I’ve weighed in a long time. And I know why! If I don’t weigh daily, the pounds creep back on.
I choose my behavior so I choose my consequences!
“The condition of your house today is the result of your daily repeated choices. If it’s a mess, it’s because you’ve chosen for it to be that way If your house isn’t beginning to change and become the tidy home you desire, it’s because you are not changing enough.” ~ Sandra Felton
What is true about our homes is also true about our lives!
Oh, and today is still a holiday and I refuse to begin the strict diet while I’m still celebrating! Apparently, I refuse to do a “strict diet” anytime of the year. Ha! Cheers!
Oh, and I want my first and primary focus to be on Jesus and not as an after thought. Like now, in this post. I want it to be so much of who I am that I’m no longer afraid I’ll offend someone by speaking His name, that there is never a doubt about where I stand ~ within or without.