I am one of the few that really believes in the power of resolutions. I can't remember the last time I didn't make a New Year's resolution. I usually am pretty successful at gettin 'er done too. Not always. But usually.
This year I am resolving a few things.
I have picked a word that I am adapting as my "mantra" for the year to help me remember. It is
What this means to me is that I want to do more for others and focus on my self less. Whether that is my hubby or children or the new family in the ward that doesn't know anyone or a total stranger. Every day I hope to put less focus on self and more on those around me. I plan to do this by service, prayer, giving in to my own wants, sacrifices of time and money, and kindness.
I also resolve to cook more. I did this one about ten years ago. It was a big sacrifice for me because i loathe cooking. Those of you who know me, know how much I hate it. It is just healthier and cheaper and a better way to care for my family so I plan to do more of it in 2013. I put some plans into action to help me out with this one. I have started recording some cooking shows that I like, invested in a "The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner', and put on my sunday to do list that I will be making meal plans for the week. I am not saying I am going to be making five course meals or even five star dinners. I just plan to cook healthy meals that my family will like and appreciate and while consuming said meal, they will know how much I love them.
I also resolve to pick a night each month (or day if it doesn't work out with Brent's schedule) to go to the temple. I am going to circle the day and protect it and in the words of Richard G. Scott, "not let anything prevent me from going on the designated day". I have found that if I schedule it early in the month that works best for me.
Lastly, I resolve to blog more. Not promising to do it every day but more than last year. It is a great way of keeping a record of the goings on our crazy household and it makes me happy. So there.
Those are my resolutions for 2013.
What are yours?