Bringing in the New Year | Resolutions and Pjs

I’m feeling especially festive tonight … which is a good thing because the coffee’s too burnt to drink, it’s only seven in the evening, and I’m dressed to impress in my new Christmas pjs.

I am also feeling ambitious … in one week I will turn twenty-five.


I am almost fifty.

I am at least half way there.

Growing older has never scared me — I’ve embraced that I will gray early and I’m okay with wrinkles as long as they tell of my smiling lips and happy eyes.

But I am afraid of not getting enough done.

By the time I turn fifty I could have grandchildren … by that time I want have had a life brimming full of experiences and character; a life that tells the story of a woman who labored for eternity, for love, and for the right to tell her grandchildren what one person can do when they put their mind to it.

I don’t want to conquer the world, mind you. I don’t want a full bank account, worn out suitcases from seeing the world, or even copies of my own published works.

I want small things. Like the knowledge of herbs and how to deliver a baby; how to teach a child math while keeping sane; how to love a man for five years, ten years, fifty years and make it look like we were still fifteen. I want to know what it feels like to see a need and meet it as well as minister to the Body of Christ through the talents God has given me. I want to be like the steward who was given a little and turned it into a lot.

Here are ten little goals for this year. They are simple and straightforward but they are a start. I know how overwhelming not meeting specific goals can be and I want to avoid that trap.

I told you they were very simple … but they are very important to me. I want to read more of my Bible, play more violin, and make other people’s lives a bigger deal. I want to be able to hold a baby without getting arm aches and know whether or not teaching English is for me. I want to stop having pimple scars and use this blog to point to Christ in a better way.
Simple but they might take me somewhere. 
What hopes and goals do you have for this new year? Do you have any suggestions for mine? I would love to hear your thoughts. πŸ™‚ As always, have a blessed, peaceful night. Love to you!

2 thoughts on “Bringing in the New Year | Resolutions and Pjs

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    love your thoughts! I have quite a few dreams and goals for the next year – lots of areas I want to grow but most of all I want to give myself more grace. There are alot of things I would love to grow more in but this year likely has some big changes for us and I know I have to be realistic! πŸ™‚ blessings to you in 2015!

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    Happy New Year to you Frannie! And an early Happy Birthday! πŸ˜€

    Your plans are a great start. I have no suggestions. Sometimes it's the most simple plans that spark a fire for something bigger. I pray that is so for you! πŸ˜€

    Goals for my year are to grow closer to the LORD, and hopes are possibly for a little "B" baby. πŸ™‚ But, it's all in GOD's hands.

    Have a wonderful evening my friend!

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