Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Plan for the New Year

I love thinking about my goals for the new year. A new year is like having a blank book, a fresh start, a new beginning and I love, love, love that.

Here are just a few of the things I will be striving to do this year...............

Speak what's in my heart

Spend more time on my knees in prayer

Stop being a JOY STEALER

Surprise others

Slumber more

Savor the precious moments

S-L-O-W down

Stop worrying so much about what others think

Spend time enjoying my life more

Say NO sometimes

Spend more time exercising

Say I Love You in all sorts of creative ways

Sample new things

Save precious moments with pictures

Salvage and repair hurting and wounded relationships

Salsa dance

Sacrifice more

Skip complaining and whining

Saturate others with love and prayers

See the joy in everyday

Sigh less (Tony will love this resolution)

Smile more

Spaghetti less

Sleep more

Stop keeping score

Search for God's calling daily

Seize the moment


Serve others

Shine God's love to others

Sing (but not in public because that would be cruelty to others)

Sit and be still.

Sincerely speak

Stop pretending- be REAL

Smooch more

Shower others with kindness

Shrug off the little things

Spend time in silence



Swiftly deal with problems so they don't fester

Sow good deeds

Say thank you to God for the many blessings He gives me

My prayer for each of you is that God would
bless each of you in 2009 as never before!


  1. Loved your plan for 2009...
    What an inspiration you are!

  2. What a beautiful list! May God grant you the abilities to attain all of it! Blessings to you and yours- Vonnie

  3. Love your list...Salsa Dance! Woohoo!

    Give up spaghetti!?

  4. Super list!

    (following your S lead!)

    Love you, my friend. I plan on being right here to encourage you in stargazing, seizing the moment, and saying NO. And a bunch of others! :o)

  5. My eyes are lazy...and I read "shower with others" on one of those...then I re-read it and saw that you were showering others with kindness...heh-heh.

  6. I Love the S list!! : ) That was for a reason, right!? I need to do a D list? This should be interesting. : )

  7. I need to spaghetti less, too....meaning let my mind get away from me too quickly.....Have you ever heard '60 seconds in the mind of a woman' on the radio? It cracks me up bc it totally is how we start thinking about one thing which leads us to another thought which goes somewhere else.....

    I love all the S words....You should have put Scrabble more ;)

    I think J might be harder. I wil see...

    I am excited about 2009, too!

  8. Love the list and the blog makeover! Beautiful!

    Spaghetti less? Not sure what that means exactly, but I should SERVE spaghetti less here at my house and increase the variety in the stuff I give my family to eat each evening! I am in a recipe rut lately!