I'm borrowing a little idea from Erin who recapped the last few years in a welcome 2012 post and shared the "themes" she'd given to the years. I just took a quick look at last year's resolutions, and I'm thinking that making another To Do List to steer me through the year will just get lost along the way. Instead I'd like to give the year a theme to be a genuine reminder of where I'd like to be in my life.
So this year I'm making a Commitment to Contentment. While I'm not entirely certain how this needs to play out, I feel that this guiding sentiment will be a base for building up other areas of my life.
Last year I resolved to be more patient, and I honestly feel like I've improved. By no means have I reached the end; I will always be praying for more patience. I know that being content (and thus patient with myself), I will be a better wife, mother, daughter, and friend.
Seeking this contentment will also mean putting myself in situations and with people that help me to be the best version of myself. I hope to evaluate the way I spend my free time. I need to spend more time "unplugged." I hope to be more purposeful in friendships.
2012 surely holds big things for our family. A new year always does right?
May your new year be blessed with love and laughter, peace and joy, and glass of wine or two at just the right moment!