Saturday, January 1, 2011

Resolutions, Positive Thoughts, Goals and Words

Today I've spent some time trying to decide how to approach this new year.  Should I make a single goal or resolve to change just one thing?  Perhaps I could work on a number of things in my life?  Maybe add a few positive thoughts to my calendar or do as I've seen others do, just select a few key words to help me navigate myself down a more positive path.  
Starting the new year gives me a blank calendar with plenty of days ahead to accomplish whatever goals I make for myself so I'd prefer to list a number of things I hope to achieve in the coming year.  So here are a few things I plan to do.  
 Drink more water enjoy more weekends go to the beach ●do more leisure reading ● visit with friends and family
● sit outside under a starry sky ● be more active
 ● make more memories ● travel ● de-clutter ● stay balanced ● set boundaries ● have more belly laughs ● find more opportunities to perform random acts of kindness ● learn new things ● have more adventures
  ● jump in a mud puddle ● cry tears of joy ● listen to more music, and lots, lots more.   I'm looking forward to doing everything on my list and more in 2011.


  1. Fantastic list! I hope you do it all and then some. Happy New Year!

  2. Wonderful list! I hope to join you in doing some of those things on your list!

  3. Woo Hoo - it will be a great ride - go for it all!

  4. I've been wandering around blogville trying to figure out what I want to accomplish this year. Your list - amazing! Go do it all! And please take us along with you.

  5. Wow! what a list, makes my one word look a little feeble.
    I hope you do it all and maybe I'll try some of them out too, you've inspired me!

  6. Nice list - so what are you going to do first? Sandie

  7. I think if I had a list it would resemble yours. So many exciting things to do in 2011! I hope you’ll have a great year and accomplish many of the projects on your list. Happy 2011! We’ll have to meet up sometime.

  8. JoJo I am so excited about this New Year and thrills will imdeed be ahead of us as well as the joy of peace!

    Happy New Years!

    Art by Karena

  9. I have two resolutions: Be grateful and be the best that I can be.

    Wishing you all the best and looking forward to lots of "visits" this new year.


  10. What you said! I'm doing everything you said, starting with the drinking more water, I need to include that one for sure!
    Great resolution list, best one I've read so far.

  11. sound pretty delightful as does your list!
    All Things Heart and Home
    (I'm going to jump in a puddle this year too! I'll let you know when I do!)

  12. These are not really resolutions, but rather more like goals that might make one change ones lifestyle. Which is very good, because resolutions so rarely work.

    I am with you on most of your list.

    I have just read your comment on Vagabonde's post and I feel I must tell you that I love your 'mixed salad' family background.

    I have written about mine in a similar fashion, we also have lots of different races and creeds and colours in ours. We can have wonderful arguments but we can never, ever, be bigoted or prejudiced. it just wouldn't work.

    We wouldn't know which particular race or creed to choose.

  13. Your resolutions are all ones I'd like to also follow. A new year, a new start!

    JoJo - if you have a chance go back to that Nutcracker book link and look for an arrow at the bottom of the page. It will turn the pages one at a time :) If you click your curser on the book itself the pages flip by so fast --it also happened to me the first time I visited that site.

  14. Girl, you'd better get busy cause you got a lot of living to do in 2011:) First on my agenda is to hopefully get well and then to survive the semester with 16 student teachers...and hopefully find some time just to be lazy and a little selfish:)

  15. This was beautiful! I hope 2011 is a wonderful year. I sure have missed you all so very much!