Today’s guest post is from Shawntele of Rambling with Grace!
Happy New Year!
Three words that conjure up hope and excitement. The dawn of a new year and new beginnings, a clean slate, a fresh start. A chance to once again attempt all those things we planned on doing last year…you know what I am talking about. Those “resolutions” that last about a week, maybe two…before the old habits creep back in…the enthusiasm wanes as the day to day routines and boredom take over. It is so easy to fall back into those same old ways to which we have become accustomed.
I haven’t been very keen on New Years resolutions in the past, for the reasons mentioned above; there is something different about this year though.
I am really looking forward to a new start, and moving to Las Vegas at the start of 2012 is a great way to kick it off my new year!! I have decided to approach things a little differently this time around though. I have committed to some lifestyle changes; promises I have made to myself, my family, and my God. Important priorities, like getting healthy and growing in faith. BUT…this year I am not going to berate myself
if when things don’t go as planned. I have finally realized that the new year is not the only time I can “start again”. Each month, each day, each hour and minute…they are all opportunities to make right my wrongs, to get up and dust myself off, to ask for forgiveness, and to make new again. What more could I hope for?
So, here’s to you and your new year; what are you looking forward to?
Shawntele is an everyday Canadian girl living in the USA, crazy in love with her great big God. Wife of 17 years and homeschooling mom of a tween & two teens, life is abundantly overflowing. You can often find her sharing life on her blog Rambling with Grace, making blogs look pretty at Simply Inspired Designs, and tweeting away on Twitter.