My head is filled with what this means but if today is anything to go on I'm going to have a lazy year. Other than going to church and cooking the traditional black-eyed peas in a crock pot, I did little today. :) I've made resolutions regarding my health and my home and home I can keep those for longer than the traditional resolution time frame. My writing is next on my list -- it's time to continue the book I'm working on and find an agent this year. So Happy New Year one last time -- here's praying everyone's 2012 will be totally blessed.
I've been thinking about 2011 for eight days now and what it's going to be for me. No resolutions, just ways to improve my life. As I pack away decorations, I think of organization and finding things later this year. I also think of ridding my life of excess and making things easier. When I write, I thank God for my present and future successes. It's been a hectic time with galley edits for one book and content edits for another but I made it through with His help. I'm even thinking about a future proposal as I write my current book. With my full time job, I think about the future and retirement. I'd love nothing more than to have more time to pursue all my interests but that's years away and rather than wishing my life away, I need to focus on living each day to it's fullest. Every day is time in my life I can't get back, no replays, do overs, etc. It is what it is and I need to do more to make the days better. In terms of my relationship with God, I know that needs to be strengthed. I need to pray over my current church situation and determine what God would have me do. I need to be more faithful in studying the Word.
So as the days of the new year 2011 pass, I need to ask myself what will I do to make the year memorable? Whatever it is, I'll do it with God's guidance and love. Pray for me.
And as always, happy reading, Terry
2010 is still more than two hours away but I'm thinking about the coming year and resolutions I'd like to make. I have a major plan for organization (believe me I need it), a number of projects, books I hope to write, pounds to lose, health to improve, plans to spend more quality time with family and friends, gardening. . . the list goes on and on.
But then in my head I already know I've already made too many plans. It's been suggested that I do a list of two or three things at the time, mark those off and move on. I'm thinking more one basket, one drawer, one box. The main thing I need to remember is to seek God's assistance in everything I take on and know He'll give me the strength to carry through.
Best wishes to all of you for a wonderful New Year.
Inspirational author Terry Fowler shares her thoughts.