Tuesday, December 20, 2005


How does one get a handle on goal-setting for the new year? How do you make resolutions that will last? I've never had much luck getting past the second week in January before pushing my "start date" to Valentines Day ... then March 1st ... and by God, I'll start by Easter!

I don't have much faith in the first day of January, that's for sure. I mean look around you on January 1st. Christmas is over and more than likely, your tree looks tired and ready to be put to sleep for another year. The presents are all gone, the bills start coming in, you've got leftovers to serve for weeks, and even football season is coming down the home stretch.

It's cold outside, winter is such a dreary time of year, all you want to do is crawl back into bed and pull the electric blanket over your head.

Who wants to start a list of new goals?

My husband.

I woke up yesterday morning to a list of goals he'd been up working on since five that morning. A list of eight things he's bound and determined to do this year! In fact, he's already started ... no such thing as waiting until January 1st in his mind ... he's pumped ... he's ready to kick some butt.

That's nice, dear. I support you 100%! You go! You do this! You show me this same list this time next year with every last one of them crossed off!

I've made too many resolution lists in my lifetime. They're the same thing every year anyway. By this age, you ought to know your strengths and weaknesses and set goals around them. I know my goals by heart. I know I can make every one of them.

I just have to keep the "start date" a little closer to January 1st.

Blessings to you and yours.

1 comment:

Dena said...

This reminds me of a quote I love. It goes: "I love deadlines. I especially love the 'whooshing' sound they make as they go by."