Is filled with white
I have loved this sign from the moment I first saw it.
January 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm (personal goals)
Like many these days, I don’t make resolutions, I define goals, which may or may not succeed, and are NOT limited to one year. So what are the goals in my mind?
Well, ten is plenty.
What special or unusual event occurred?
Well, Christmas was fairly special.
What were my accomplishments this month?
I did all the work to update a website as needed. It was unnecessarily awkward due to other people’s problem, but I worked with it.
I also got all my gifts taken care of ahead of time, although one gift certificate was delayed. (I did do it early enough, I thought, but apparently not.)
What were my disappointments this month?
I kept feeling the urge to do some sewing, but I can’t find the time.
What books/music/shows did I enjoy this month?
What crafts did I work on this month (not what I finished, but what did I work on)?
What fun things did I do with my family and/or friends?
Christmas visit with family
What gifts did I give and/or receive?
Lucy Neatby DVD’s, CD’s of Diana Krall and Norah Jones, my new purse that I most definitely wanted (the previous one was getting worn on the edges), the tea kettle I need. I didn’t get everything on my list, but then I didn’t expect to.
What special or unusual purchases did I make?
Found some just-right gifts: salt-free spices was a notable one.
What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
Left knee continues to hurt when climbing the stairs and when doing some of the exercises with weights, due to knee bends. I think it is time to see a doctor.
I still don’t completely trust my right ankle, but it is mostly good.
Anything else noteworthy to include?
December is a time when it seriously hard to find sufficient alone time.
We actually had snow on Christmas day!
One of the ideas that I’ve been seeing in many scrapbooking sites is a word for the year that is the underlying focus of whatever goals or activities you may undertake. I thought it was an interesting idea, but I was having a hard time coming up with something for myself. Since I couldn’t really see what sort of theme I wanted to do, I was considering not even trying. If I couldn’t even see clearly enough to figure out my focus of the year, then it wouldn’t feel right as a focus. But then I realized that that problem was my answer. That is what I needed.
I need to see and know things clearly.
Truthfully, the idea is ever so slightly terrifying. Do I really want to see myself with absolute clarity? Do I want to see other people with utter clarity? Maybe, maybe not. But I’m not going to try to limit the word. It would limit what I might learn. So,
Dear Father in Heaven, I ask for clarity for the year. Let what clarity comes my way be Your will, seen with Your eyes, not my own. Help me to learn what You desire for me to learn, so that I may be a daughter who you will not only love, but of whom you will also feel proud. In the name of Jesus, Amen.