January 1, 2013

Resolutions Review - January

I've decided.  The first of every month this year, I will review my resolutions and check my progress on them.

I decided for 2013... Keeping it simple...

1. Grow Spiritually
2. Stay Healthy
3. Live, Love, and Laugh Often

I haven't done anything specific for number one yet, but my plan is to sign up for some conferences or concerts when we have some extra cash and get back into Wednesday night bible study when that kicks in again at our church.

Number two - I did my 30 minute welcome 2013 run at the YMCA this afternoon.  My legs are on fire because I did it on the treadmill and that always kicks my running butt more than running on the indoor track. 

As for number three, my hubby and I took a hard look at how we spent our money in 2013 and what we owe in terms of debt.  As a result, we have postponed the purchase of a treadmill.  GRIEVES ME TERRIBLY, but it is the right thing to do.

You might ask what finances have to do with living, loving, and laughing often; however, now that I just typed that out and you read it, you probably get it, right?  I mean, living often requires money to do some of the fun things you want to do - like go to Disney this year (my dream) - and thus is connected to laughter.  If we can get a good grip on finances this year, then we'd be in so much better shape to do the things we want to do. Yes, vacations are a part of that, but much more than that is loving.

I want to have extra money to share with those that are in great need.  However, this Christmas, we weren't really able to buy for those less fortunate, and that is unfortunate.  It's really our own fault, and I resolve that won't happen again Christmas 2013!  I don't want to be in bondage to debt.  I know God has better plans for the resources He's given us, if we'd just trust him.  And, he'd bless us if we managed well what He already gives us.

Toward that end - that blessing part, I leave you with my motivation for saving instead of spending.  Ultimately, I want Christmas 2013 at Disney.

Something to work towards!


1 comment:

  1. You hit the nail on the head when you said, "I don't want to be in bondage to debt. I know God has better plans for the resources He's given us, if we'd just trust him. And, he'd bless us if we managed well what He already gives us." That is so very true!!! So many of us need to realize that and work to manage well what He has given us!! Thank you for sharing that!!!

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