>> Friday, December 31, 2010
Here it is: the very last day of 2010.
I can't believe another year has come and gone.
What I CAN believe is that it's probably been at least 10 months since I thought about my goals for 2010!
Just for fun, earlier this month I went back through my archives looking to see if I had indeed posted some resolutions or goals or that kind of thing. I fully expected I HADN'T, since I couldn't think would they would have been.
So you can tell how commited I've been to achieving those goals...
There was indeed a post about my goals for the year, and first and foremost, I said I wanted to commit myself to reading through my entire Bible again, this time in just one year. Three years ago, I vowed to do it in two years and I made it. Last year, I joined my cousin Tammy over at her one-year Bible-reading blog/challenge, posted a few times, and read through my entire Bible in 2010. Success! I plan to do it again in the new year. (If you're interested in joining us, follow the link and let us know!!)
I also said I wanted to incorporate more of an organized prayer time in my devotions. While I had completely forgotten this goal, it did actually become a reality this fall. I started a prayer and praise journal and have been going strong since about the middle of September. This has become a wonderful part of my day ~ and the best way to start and end each one! Another success!!
But it's all downhill from there, I'm afraid...
I said I wanted to continue working at developing self-discipline.
It comes and goes. I think overall housekeeping has improved, but most other areas, not much has changed. Blah.
Thirdly, and closely related to the previous goal, I said I wanted to continue developing better eating and exercise habits.
Movin' right along then...
Lastly, I wanted to "continue" working at hospitality. Again, not sure I've noticed much change. The desire is there, but intentions are still all too often as far as it gets.
But, despite the failures in the more tangeible areas, I think I can still rank this year a good one for goals. I ended that year-opening post like this:
There seems to be no end to the improvements I'd like to make around here ~ both in myself and my home ~ but I think I'll leave it like this and strive once more to simply be able to sit here a year from now, reviewing this list, knowing I've conscientiously worked towards making progress ~ and been successful in changing.Well, I guess as far as THAT goes, I can say I've been successful, despite the fact that the goals I kept from this list were purely coincidental. I haven't given it a second thought since mid-February, guaranteed. (and that's probably being generous!) But I HAVE changed a bit. Not so much in the ways I had in mind at the beginning of the year, but there has been change. My spiritual life has improved ~ my time with God more regular and meaningful.
At least a little.
And I think that's probably what was more sorely needed. Developing a firmer foundation bodes well for future changes.
Which means things should just fall neatly into place next year, right?