I have always loved the goal setting that accompanies a new year. This year I just haven’t felt the same enthusiasm. It might have something to do with the fact it is literally A MIRACLE if I have enough energy to shower, get dressed, and take care of Emily. If I get something else done during the day it is because I didn’t shower and/or get dressed. It just seems a little ridiculous to add exercise 5 days a week (which I usually love to do), read 30 books, learn whatever new skill, etc, when I am clearly in survival mode.
I have given a lot of thought of how I can improve in the areas of my life that matter most in a realistic way. About a month ago I decided on three questions to ask myself at the end of each day:
1. Have I read about Jesus today?
2. Have I talked about Jesus today? (Told a story from his life and how he was involved in our life that day)
3. Have I prayed today?
This year I am committing to really doing those three things. I know I will receive more help and strength as I recognize the blessings from The Lord and rely on him more for wisdom, guidance and knowledge. I hope that Emily will come to know about Christ as well as know him personally. I hope that after focusing on these three things for a year that they will become a habit.
Three cheers for realistic goal setting!