Joy -- I want to find Joy in all that I do and in all that is around me. It is a state of mind. I am often happy or sad. But Being Joyful just sounds like a good way to live.
Faith -- I do have Faith and don't think of it as faltering. I do live my life as a good Christian but we all have room for improvement. I do plan to return to spending more time "reading about my faith" and "talking to Jesus".
I know many people do not make New Year Resolutions or set Goals. They feel that these set them up for failure. But in order to improve ourselves and our walk with the Lord we do need to have a plan. So maybe we could call them "Plans for the New Year".
When I first started this blog, I did so to help me keep my house picked up and neat and as a way to log life in my home. Mostly for memories for myself and my children.
Did I succeed? In some ways, yes. In some ways, no. There are so many beautiful blogs out there to read and inspire me in my daily life. I spend way too much time reading blogs and too little time on my home and family. So, I am deciding what I plan to do in the new year.
I have thought about closing this blog and only updating the other one "Sew at Home on Pine Ridge". But I think I'll go ahead and keep both of them going and updating when I have some news or something to say. Something important in our lives or something I want to record in writing for my children and, hopefully some day, grandchildren.
As I go about my day today, I am going to think about the new year coming up and make some goals (resolutions). I also plan to look over last year's and see how successful I was with them.
So, how about you? Do you set goals for each new year or are you successful just being and doing?
I am a Christian, wife, mother, and teacher living in a rural town in Arkansas. My hobbies outside of teaching school include reading and quilting. I have a son, Craig, who is 27 with a degree in graphic design. He is married to the beautiful, kind, Becca. My daughter, Kelsey, is 25 and a nurse. She is married to Zak, who has a sweet 9 year old, Aiden. They also have a newborn, Paxton. My wonderful husband, Larry, is a Paramedic by trade and my best friend.