I don't make Resolutions anymore but here are some goals I am going to strive to achieve this year. I may not accomplish them all but I am going to try.
Be positive. I struggle with this one at times but I think the more that I try to live this way the more I tend to see the glass half full instead of half empty.I will continue to work on this area.
Be present. I am also continuing to work on this goal also as I try to enjoy the simplicity and beauty of each day and hour and realize it is little moments that I treasure and will continue to treasure as I go through life. I find that sometime when I walk the dogs I will stop to admire the color of a leaf or the raindrops on a spiderweb and cherish the life I have.
Enjoy life. I sometimes think that in the times we live in that we find ourselves saying I will enjoy life when I have enough money or live in a bigger house or have a better job but I will continue to enjoy the little things in life and treasure them like a bowl of soup on a winters day watching old movies on TV, sitting in a beach chair by the ocean on a summers day and reading a good book, camping in the cascades , being with family.
Keep learning. I have been a lifelong learner and even at my age there are still so many things that fascinate me . I want to learn to crochet and knit this year. I want to research our family tree as gifts for my sister, husband and niece and nephew. I want to learn about the constellations and fungi. I want to be more domestic and cook more.
Be passionate. I want to live with a sense of purpose and put my whole heart into any task I do and the causes I support.
Celebrate others. I want to return to my old habit of being the card sending,cookie baking , gift giving person. I want to let others know I love and care for them in the here and now. I want to celebrate and thank those who make a difference to me.I also want to find some sort of volunteer work that I enjoy . I really wanted to be a casa volunteer last year but the training just didn't work with my schedule as a nurse but maybe someday. I am thinking of maybe volunteering with Special Olympics. I want to do something that gives back to my community.
I like this quote I saw recently although I don't know whose it is but it rings true for me .
Don't be fooled by the calendar there are only as many days as you make use of.