2011 is now but a memory? 2012. A new year, a fresh start, clean slate.
I like the start of a new year. New possibilities, new adventures and even new struggles.
Starting the new year is like opening a brand new spiral notebook. The pages are empty and waiting to be filled. The anticipation of new things to come. Many of us make Resolutions. I prefer to make Goals. Resolutions never seem to work for me. I don’t stick with them. Goals seem more attainable.
I wonder where God will lead me this year. I’m sure in a direction I may not be expecting. More than likely in a direction opposite to what I have planned.
We had so many blessings in 2011. We have been struggling with debt these last couple of years and we are finally making some headway. We have paid off a couple of debts and are working on some others. We have not used a credit card for two years now!Larry has been working and for that we are thankful when many have lost jobs due to the economy.
We have made new friends and have grown closer closer to our best friends.
We have spent more time with family and realize more and more the importance of our family and friends in our lives.
We have learned to be content with what we have and not worry about what we don’t have or what we perceive as others having more. We are rich in family and friends and that is something money can never buy.
For 2012 I am doing things a bit different. I will be sharing my goals in a post later this coming week. I have chosen my word of the year and have been pondering its meaning for the last couple of days and how it applies to my life and what God would have me learn this year.
I will be sharing my thoughts on these things and then some. But for today I am going to just dwell on this new year, 2012 and pray about the direction in which God is leading me.
I wish each and everyone of you a wonderful and prosperous 2012.