As much as I love Christmas and all of the festivities I am happy when things start to settle back into our simple routine. I am not one to make resolutions, but I do like to step back from time to time to examine my life. I have decided that the areas I want to improve the most are health, heart and home.
I recently stepped on the scale and let's just say that I was not very happy. I have struggled with my weight since my mid twenties. I have had many ups and downs along the way. Diets just don't work for me. I find that I can stick to it and lose weight, but then I usually pick it back up and then some. So going on a diet is not the plan to solve this. Getting healthy is. Changing the way we eat and adding that much dreaded exercise. This is not so much about losing weight as it will be changing our lifestyle. I know that it won't be easy, but I think if I take baby steps and change a little at a time I can do this.
As far as my heart, I want my thoughts and actions to be pleasing to the Lord. I think that we have a choice about how we are perceived and the way we perceive life. I can get up each day and be thankful no matter what or I can get up and decide to grumble about things. I want a joyful, contented heart. I plan to do this by spending more time reading the Bible, surrounding myself by those that are positive and making a conscience choice about the things I do and say.
Home... that is where the heart is. At least it should be. I have been thinking about the need for more space. Then I started asking myself do we really need more space or less things. The answer is really less things. I plan to go through and purge and organize. To change things to make my home comfortable, inviting and most of all a haven for those I love.
As I work through this I will share what I am doing and how things are working out. My hope is that by posting here I can hold myself accountable to make these changes. I speak often about the desire to live a simple, fulfilling life. Desiring it is one thing, taking steps to make it happen is another.
Wising you a great Monday!