This new year of 2013

by ericakingston

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

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(Above are two Pinterest-found resolution posters that I found worthy of the new year) 🙂