Archive for January 5th, 2012

It’s funny…when I started doing the Thoughtful Thursday posts a while ago, I was worried that when I sat down to write it nothing would come out.  It has never failed though that some idea or “thought” would cross my mind and I would write about it.  Sometimes it’s projects around our house or a trip somewhere that ends up here, but more often than not, this post is about MY thoughts.

Last Sunday morning, we attended church for the first time in a while.  Why, you ask?  Pure laziness, but that is changing right now.  C & I sat down with our kitchen calendar where I do my menu planning and wrote down the church’s name on every Sunday as a reminder that that is where we need to be that one morning per week.  The fact that we had slacked off majorly in our attendance had been eating at me for awhile.  I felt like that I wasn’t doing my part for God.  That I was asking Him to do things for me, sometimes little things but sometimes BIG things, and I couldn’t muster up enough time and energy to dedicate this time to worship He and Jesus.  Shame on me!!

Anyway, the subject of the sermon was “Taking Inventory” and it really made me think.  The pastor talked about how the new year is a great time to take inventory of our lives and see if we are where we want to be and also to take stock of the blessings in our lives that we sometimes look over or take for granted.  I have a wonderful life with a wonderful husband and family.  There are still things that I want to accomplish and, hopefully, I will, but by and large, my life is pretty darn good. 

There are a few things that I want to improve on this year.  Firstly is church attendance and tithing.  C & I got off to a good start and plan to continue with both. I always feel so much better after going so I don’t know why we slacked off so bad.  

Secondly, I want to improve my diet and exercise routine.  Overall it’s not too bad, but I eat way too many sweets so one of my goals is to cut back drastically on sweet stuff, especially the premade artificial junk food.  Starting this past Tuesday, when I went back to my regular work schedule, I stopped all soft drinks and candy bars.  Hard?  You betcha, but I know it will be best for me in the long run.  I will probably still make one or two desserts a month, but I am saving my “sugar” for those good homemade treats and not waste it on junk that’s not that tasty anyway.  Ellie makes sure I get plenty of walking in everyday, but I used to do yoga a few days a week and it made a huge difference in my flexibility and strength.  I hope to be able to do yoga or some kind of stretching exercises about three days a week.

Thirdly, I need to improve my attitude at work.  Sometimes when you work with the public day in and day out, it can really get under your skin and when you work in the court system, it can REALLY get under your skin when you see the same people over and over and over again.  I have a great job that has good hours and is close to home so I need to focus on the positive and not the negative.  I could be working night shift an hour or two away, but I don’t have to do that, thank the good Lord.

These are some of my goals for 2012.  I will update you all about them every once in a while to see if I am sticking with them.  I hope everyone has a blessed and prosperous new year!  Holler at me and let me know what your goals for this year are.  I would love to know!

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