Happy New Year, dear Readers-
Does Running Behind
Count as Exercise?
I gave up making resolutions long years ago. It seemed like such a waste of pen and paper, and that’s a mouthful for a list maker to say. I do like having a word for the year though, and it’s amazing how the word I chose is woven throughout the whole year. It’s like having Jiminy Cricket resting on my shoulder whispering my word to me at opportune times.
The Lord has been dealing with me about this year’s word since mid-November. I’ve gotten lax in several areas and I’m counting on this year’s word to help me snap out of it.
And the word is: INTENTIONAL
I WILL be intentional with God. I want MORE of God this year. I aim to be intentional about the
time I spend alone with Him each
day. I want to talk to Him more and dig deeper into the scriptures, not just
surface read so I can check Bible Reading off my list.
Deep Study of the Scriptures
adds Depth to Life
I WILL be intentional about my health. I want to make better choices when I eat; more protein and veggies and water. I want to be aware of how much I move during the day and take steps (no pun intended!) to move more; park farther away from the door in parking lots, do some stretches throughout the day to overcome stiffness. I was running a 5K a couple of times a month but that fell by the wayside over last summer. I may not get back to that, but I’d like to be closer than I am right now.
I WILL be intentional about my writing. I was so slack with my writing in 2017. I am mostly a seat-of-the-pants writer, not much on planning ahead. This year, I have a calendar where I have penciled in topics to write about in the next few weeks. I’ve lost hold of so many good writing ideas because I didn’t capture them somewhere and they escaped.
My plan is not to be too rigid with myself, but to have that word circulating in my consciousness reminding me gently that I have choices. I’d love for you to share your plan for 2018 with me and my other readers. Leave a comment. It might help us all.
Going out with joy today, thankful that I feel good-