Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I went to lunch with Steve on New Year's day and pondered over new resolutions. How I love a new year! I feel like everything is fresh and clean and waiting to start once more.
I set some resolutions for how I want to live my life, and my "word" (yep, Stephanie, I like words too. :) for the year... or at least for a season or two. (Last year's word was: Abundance, and I think it really sums up the whole of 2009.)
Most of my resolutions are emotional and spiritual: pray, meditate, read scriptures, serve others (outside of family too), create a room/space where the family can just hang out without it being my bedroom (why does everyone love my room so much?! :), learn to let things go, realize my self-worth. My word: Nurture. Nurture others, but don't forget to also nurture self.
I'm going to focus on putting on my own oxygen mask first. You know what I mean?? The reference is to the tip given before you take off on a plane: in the event of a crash, oxygen masks will fall from a compartment above; be sure to put your own mask on before putting masks on those around you. It's good advice. This year, as I nurture others, I am going to put on my own oxygen mask first. It isn't selfish, just practical. If you are so busy putting on others' masks first, you will pass out from lack of oxygen and will then be worthless for helping anyone. I think that just about summed up my problems in 2009.
How I love blank slates! I get to start again to do better; by learning from the past and looking with hope to the future I can make a great now!
(My pics were pretty random, but I wanted to dust them off and bring them out to look at again. :) I have to admit that I was feeling a lot like that camel looks a lot of last year!)