For the last five or so years I have not made any resolutions. For years, since first grade when I learned of them, I had made goals and plans for the year ahead. But then, about five years ago, I realized that I was making goals and resolutions and then not taking them seriously or even thinking about them again beyond January. LAME! So I just stopped making them.
This year, however, we decided some things just have got to change. On Monday night we had a Family Home Evening all about evaluating our lives in different parts of our lives and making decisions to change. We made some individual and family resolutions. Some spiritual and some pysical. And some without category.
Our main objective with this lesson and application was to teach Sam that it is good to evaluate our lives every so often and make changes. Be pro active in becoming the kind of people we want to be rather than pigeon holing ourselves into one type and feeling stuck or incapable of change. Because along with that kind of attitude come guilt and none of us wants to live wallowing in guilt. So now we have the pressure of keeping these goals and accomplishing them in order to be good examples to our Sammy Poo.
Now I have a New Year's Challenge for all five of my readers. If there are more of you out there I don't know about you need to leave me a comment so I can know you are lurking and check out your blog. I want to challenge you to try posting everyday for one month this year. I would prefer it if you did it in January because I'd like you all to get into the habit of blogging more often as soon as possible. I will tell you, after my month of posting every day, it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. And there are tricks. Some days I had huge brain storms and was able to come up with several ideas in one day. Rather than posting them all in one day, I would take the time to write them that day and then schedule them to post on different days. Andrea, my cousin, says this was cheating, but I disagree. I had a post for every day and I got on to read the comments and others blogs everyday, so I think this counts. In order to schedule something to post on a different day I write the post, then go into Post Options which is just above the Publish Post button, then I change the date to the day and time I want it to post and once I have done that it will show up on my Edit Posts Page as Scheduled. I like it. So join me, please!
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