All my life I have made goals and a plan for the coming year. This is one of the things our mother was very consistent about and it is something that I really like. After the rush and silliness of the holidays I am ready to get down to business again. It is a good time for me to take stock in where I have been and where I am now. I can see growth and where more work is needed. It is something that brings me a lot of satisfaction as well as motivation to be better.
In years past I have always focused on the outside; workout more consistently, read unfamiliar books, better housekeeping . . . etc.
This year feels different to me. This year I feel like I need to make some changes on the inside. I want to be kinder and more generous. I want to be more compassionate towards people's difficult situations. I want to be slower to anger. Something else I am working on is to be more assertive. To stand up for myself and not put up with abuse or rudeness; and do it without sarcasm. I want to show more gratitude for those who serve me and love me.
I am ready to start 2011 with a happy attitude and a thankful heart.