I have just returned home from a ten-day vacation. Four days of it were spent in a van with my husband, two sons and the family dog. We visited family in Tennessee and Florida. No, I did not return home with a tan, as it was a bit chilly in the land of alligators!
Since I had so much time to think, I did. I have been challenged to come up with three themes for 2012. These are different than resolutions, which most of the time are forgotten by March. These, to me, are more of a mindset for change. As we look to each new year for a fresh start and continual growth, what are a few ways we are able to improve?
When I mulled this over, I came up with these themes to work on. 1. Be prepared. What a concept! I heard it in Girl Scouts and it is a great idea. If I don’t plan each day, someone else will. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” (From Seneca, the Roman philosopher) 2. Think service. Whether I am at home, in a business situation, or anywhere in between, what is it I can do to better serve those around me? 3. Seek wisdom. I recently met a man who is very wise. He became this way by seeking wisdom on a daily basis. I was so impressed, that I have joined his mentorship program.
So, here I am, back in real life. Christmas decorations must be stored away, laundry needs to be done, and of course, there is nothing in the fridge. Welcome Home! We enjoyed special family time and plenty of fun and laughs. And yes, it is good to be home. Many blessings to you in the year ahead.
“Life’s not about perfection, life is about progression.” Keith Kochner
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