I know, I know it's the end of the year, but it is also the beginning of a new year. What better time to reflect on the past as well as to make plans for the future. This year has been a tough year for me, but in reflection I don't think I would have changed anything except maybe to watch my diet better. I tried like "hell" to keep my sweetheart home with me for as long as I could, but now that he is in the memory care facility he is content, he is safe, he is well and I am the same. That decision to move him has allowed me to re-connect with my friends, who have been life-lines, be with my family more ie: trips to Colorado and California, and has brought me a peace of mind that I was far from at the beginning of the year. Granted, money is tighter (but who hasn't been squeezed by this economy?) so I tend to not shop as much as I used to and try to be more frugal. I may even get into coupons. I have cut out so many coupons in the past, cut out I would do, use them I would not. Not sure why, either I would leave them at home, or I would forget to use them eventho they would be in my purse, or before using them they would expire, or something....but this year I resolve to follow through with plans. I don't know about you but I am a great starter, but a poor finisher. But this year I want to put myself at the head of the pack and be known as the person who always follows through and completes the job at hand, always finish all that I start. So to begin this quest, the first at the top of the list is to make a list. I have never been much of a list-maker. Many of my friends live by lists, maybe that is why they are much more organized than me. The only time I make a list is when I am off to the grocery store, but lists are going to become part of my life. You derive a great satisfaction by crossing something off your list even if it's just the list of grocery items, and I want that satisfaction. Are you a list maker? Does it help?
My first list for the new year.....
"We shall neither fail nor falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we shall finish the job." ~ Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
I wish all of you a Happy, Healthy, Joyfilled, Blessed New Year.