Thursday, December 31, 2009

What's on your list?

I am sure that most people are making their New Year's Resolution lists right now and usually I am doing the same. Lose weight, be more organized, be more this and less of that. This year I am going to do things a little differently. 2009 was a great year for me, but let's be honest, I cannot even remember what was on my resolution list. I lost that thing by January 12! Don't get me wrong, I love lists, I love setting goals, I always am thinking of new things to accomplish and ways I would like to better my life, but to make some honest changes that will last seems to be more fulfilling than "losing 10 pounds"... (okay, okay..... maybe a little more than 10 pounds, I can't help it! This new baby is addicted to double stuff oreo's and mom's homemade fudge!!!).

I can't remember where I saw this or who it was, but I came across a brilliant idea that I know I can stick to in 2010. Instead of a list, I am going to change one thing. For 2010, I want to focus on kindness. Not just being nice to people, but true honest to goodness kindness...

is the act or the state of being kind and marked by charitable behaviour, marked by mild disposition, pleasantness, tenderness and concern for others.

I know how to be nice, but I really want to focus outside of myself and really be kind. If you think about it, that is really a hard thing to do. Especially to people you don't really care much for, or to complete strangers. (I know everyone of you have had an episode while driving...) I have one daughter who is already quite the sass and one on the way. I would like to know that they will be taught this quality by their parents.

Anyway, happy New Year! I hope 2010 is the best yet. I know I am looking forward to many great changes in my life, and am excited for everyone of them~


The Marks said...

thats a great goal for this year. Ive never done the whole resolutions thing. So why start now. Emmory looks so cute in the picture.

Steph said...

I love it! Such a great resolution, something that will impact your life quite a bit. Good for you!

The Marks said...

were having a girl I would text you or call you but I dont have your number sorry.