I was looking back to one year ago and came across my New Year's post for 2007. I have confessed in the past that 2007 was a bit of a bust. Some bumpy times. But looking at my goals for the year, and now seeing how I succeeded in every one of these goals, I feel victorious! Here's the post (and a couple little added notes), and I think that it will remain for 2008. Can only get better and brighter.
I see this new year as a blank page full of promises and possibilities.
Rather than state resolutions, I have goals similar to my prayer every night as I end my day- May I be a better wife tomorrow, a more patient mom, a more organized homemaker, effective servant of the Lord, as tomorrow is a new day.
I love a new start.
I hope for superficial things like provision to go on our vacation to Colorado this June (done). And for a new car (done!). To read more books (did that). And to become a better knitter (yes!).
I hope to grow closer to my friends, and be a better friend to them. (And who knew I'd make so many more for-sure-to-be-lifelong friends this year as well?)
I hope for my family to live a "greener" life.
I hope to get rid of extra "stuff."
Whether it be emotional or physical baggage.
And appreciate more of what is truly important.
I hope I continue to keep my eyes open for what is truly important, and never let "moments" pass by unnoticed.
I hope to not set limits or expectations, or make judgments and assumptions, and only hope to focus on what is good and true.
I hope to always know my purpose, and to put it to good use.
I hope to always look forward and not back, up and not down...
Yes, in this New Year, many treasures await...
photo credit: photographer Ashlee Allen, Nest