This new year of 2013
We might be in bed by the time this new year rolls around.
I’d be surprised if we aren’t.
So I’d like to wish all a Happy New Year now.
I’ve never been too excited to celebrate on New Year’s Eve, I could take it or leave it. But what does excite me is a brand new, crispy clean new year ahead of me.
I love new beginnings. They are exciting, a tad scary, challenging perhaps, but so full of wonderment.
College semesters worked well for me – every few months, just when I was getting sick and tired of my classes, everything would start all over. New, different.
But now I’m a little more settled in. Not much changes from day to day. My biggest life modification is switching brands of hairspray.
And I’m not complaining. Predictability and contentment is a gift. But I never want to be too fixed.
I got to thinking… all the women in my life that I admire highly are selfless people. They give of themselves freely and without restriction. They don’t expect rewards or adoration in return. In fact, I don’t think recognition for what they do is even a thought in their minds.
So my resolution this year is not to get my pre-baby body back or to stop picking at my nails or grow my hair out (all of which would be lovely, good things.)
This year I want to give more than I take.
I want to be more attentive and loving toward my husband. I want to be more grateful of him and make sure he knows how appreciated his sacrifices are.
I want to take more time to sit on the floor by my son. I want to give him more of my patience and let him humble me further. I want to read him more books and let him make more adventurous messes.
I want to put them before myself.
I want to keep the TV off more. I want to play more board games with Scott. I want to bake more bread. I want to be a better friend. I want to be happy with what I have. I want to step lighter. I want to live with more intention.
“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Romans 12:10
(Above are two Pinterest-found resolution posters that I found worthy of the new year) 🙂