Isn't this beautiful? It is on the island of Oahu in Hawaii! Why you may ask do I show you?I show you because it combines a goal, a plan and a wish.
Here in the south there is a church on every corner and most have a sign out front that has a quote on it.One I saw just last night said : A goal without a plan is just a wish.This really struck home with me and made me stop and think about what my goals are and how do I plan to reach them.
One of my goals I have set for myself this year is to Move More and Eat Less to become more healthy and fit. It is not necessarily a diet but a lifestyle change which I know will take years not days or weeks. I want to change my unhealthy lifestyle to a healthier one because I want to feel better and not be so tired all the time. I want to Explore (my word for the year) a more healthier way of life.
In that context one of my goals that I have set for myself is to do 2 5 K's, 2 10 K's and beginning training for a half marathon by 2013. I want to be able by my 50th birthday in 2014 To be able to hike this trail in the picture above without getting out of breath with my niece and nephew.It will include a goal(to be healthier and fit), a wish( to see this place and experience it actively ) and a plan ( listed above). It also contains one of my passions which is travel.
I feel like that over the past couple years but especially the last year that I have been existing not really living but just going through the motions and I want to live again to explore the joys of life. I want to find my simple joys in life that make me feel alive and happy which are travel, family, nature and books. I also want to explore my faith and grow deeper in it.
I also want to say thanks to all who prayed for me and my hubby. I passed my test which was such a relief as if I had not passed it I would have lost my job and hubby is in final stages of hiring process so please keep him in your prayers.I know that when I saw that I had passed this test it felt as though a weight was lifted off me because I knew that we would still be able to pay our bills and keep our health insurance.
I am continuing with my 1000 gifts:
37. For prayers that really work.
38.For the joy of catching snowflakes on my tongue
39. For the beauty of a cardinal in the snow
40. the winter sky full of a multitude of stars
41. for the laughs I get from The Big Bang Theory
42. the joy of public libraries and getting lost in them
43. for the pruning of god on my soul
44. for a roof over my head
45. for a warm coat and gloves
47. for a good night's rest.
Hope You Have a Wonderful Weekend!
Life's problems wouldn't be called "hurdles" if there wasn't a way to get over them. ~Author Unknown