Saturday, January 02, 2010

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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.

27 comments:

Jan said...

Yolanda, good goals that I hope I can follow. And that quote is wonderful! Thanks.

Laura said...

Happy New Year Yolanda!!! Along with copying a lot of your book suggestions I will also tag along on your words for the year. I agree with all of them!!! Hope this year brings you all good things.

Andrea said...

I have an urgent prayer request on arise 2 write.
andrea

Lisa said...

Good goals!
I have a ton of changes I want to make and need to get them down and make a plan!
Happy New Year!
Hugs, Lisa

Nicci said...

I love your list. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing. They really resonate with me.

BONNIE K said...

Very good goals. Much better than the stupid weight loss goals we all hae!

Cindy said...

Thanks for sharing!! Love your list and just made it mine too!! :)

Paula said...

This is a wonderful list of goals, Yolanda. I hope you don't mind if I pull from it as well. Goals are so much better than resolutions.
Happy Happy New Year, My Friend!

Joni said...

Lovely and aspiring new year considerations...I especially like the quote you used. Warm new year wishes to you my friend ~

ruth said...

Hi Yolanda!
It's my first visit and already feel at home. I just love everything here, from the blog title to quotations and all! Will surely be lingering more here :-)

Annie said...

Resolutions are a definitely No-No. Now guidelines - well that is another thing. I make guidelines. Happy New Year, Yolanda.

Kim Mailhot said...

What a wonderful set of intentions you have for the new year and for everyday - I am completely inspired.
Happy New Year, Yolanda !

Jon Lee said...

Hello Yolanda,

Thank you for visiting my blog. I am also a great fan of Hamish Macbeth.

Jon Lee

Deb Shucka said...

What a wonderful list - one to live an entire life by. I hope you'll share your successes and your challenges as the year progresses.

SandyCarlson said...

I like your resolutions!

Patti said...

Hi Yolanda! Thanks for the recent commnets on my post- they are very much appreciated! I love your list- all are such wise-worthy! I really like "be present"- that is so important to do, in my opiniion. Have a wonderful week and Happy new Year- may it be the best yet!

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

What a great list, Yolanda! I'm cheering you on.

dutchbaby said...

These are excellent goals and it's a great idea to not only write them down but also to publicize them. When I decided to quit smoking years ago, I wrote the date I intended to smoke my last cigarette on the white board in my office. This way anyone can remind me that I set that goal. It took me three tries to quit, but I have now been smoke-free since 1986.

Happy New Year!

karen said...

These are great goals. I hope I will learn from you and try to reach these goals also.

Martha Z said...

Goals, not resolutions, I like that!

Connie said...

Nice intentions...I am sure you will succeed! All the best!

Tipper said...

I like your goals : ) and I hope you have the best year EVER!!

Nezzy said...

Wonderful goals to begin the New Year. I don't do resolutions either, this chick is just livin' each day to the best of my ability.

God bless and have a fantastic day!!!

Kerri said...

What an absolutely wonderful post! I guess you and I were thinking along the same lines this year.
Here's to a Great 2010! Celebrating life and all it's joys!

lagal[og] said...

Passed by your thought-provoking blog from Sandy's blog. Thanks for the new year post. Indeed, resolutions are hard to keep but there's something we can do to change for the better if we take it a day at a time.

Karen said...

I really like this--they are all resolutions that I've been making for the last year, but you said it so much better!

Happy New Year!

Cedar ... said...

Yo,... I also believe that 2010 will be an outstanding year, and is the beginning of the rest of my life. I wish you much happiness and success in this new year!