I'm wondering, do most folks still make New Years resolutions? And what do they look like?
—the resolutions, I mean.
I've waved goodbye to the tradition, myself. I mean, mine were so unattainable that they were also laughable—lose 10 pounds; workout every day; learn to cook . . .
See what I mean?
If I was to be honest, I'd admit that a) the 10 pounds has become 40 b) any movement that increases my heart rate is considered a workout, and c) cooking is highly overrated.
So, last year I just chose a word that summed up what I really wanted to see happen for me in 2019, and in an over-all sorta way.
My word was STEADFAST. And my meditation was Lamentations 3:22&23 (ESV)
The STEADFAST love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning-- great is your faithfulness.
I wanted to be steadfast, too, trusting in the love and mercy of God to give me the fresh start I needed every morning. I didn't do it perfectly, but I did alright. I managed to hold onto most of the healthy habits begun the year previous, and that was kind of the point, anyway.
While I don't want to make this Word-of-the-Year thingy into some sort of tradition, or— ahem—resolution, I do like the focus it brings to what I do and why/how I do it. But for 2020 I'm just sort of going with the idea of VISION. Partly because I like the sound of it; and mostly because I seem to have it in spades right now.
Largely due to the good chunk of time I've already spent this year attending online health summits and gardening seminars, I'm fairly bursting with new insights, ideas, enthusiasm, and an almost-uncontrollable urge to communicate my newfound knowledge to anyone with ears, whether they want to hear it or not.
Which brings me to the inspiration for this cleverly-titled post: An equally cleverly-constructed list of the amazing people and websites jointly responsible for this mania.
Brian Vaszily — The Art of Anti-Aging
Dr. Michelle Sands — GLOW Natural Wellness
Marjory Wildcraft — The Grow Network
Melissa K. Norris — Pioneering Today
Robyn Openshaw — Green Smoothie Girl
Stacy Karen — No Fuss Natural
Stephanie Rose — Garden Therapy
Tom Bartels — Grow Food Well
If learning more about your health and growing healthy food resonates with you at present, I hope you find a little time to give these sites a visit, maybe even join an e-mailing list or two, so as not to miss out on any of the free e-conferences—in particular, Brian Vaszily and Marjory Wildcraft, since I was 'introduced' to most of the others through them.
I'd love to hear your 2020 vision and what inspires/motivates you! Please sign in and leave a comment below :)
And with that, I wish a HAPPY 2020 to you, my friend! May you find joy and success in all to which you put your hand and heart.