Today we celebrate the birth of our second child (and son) 12 years ago. He's an amazingly imaginative and resilient boy, quirky and sweet when he's not being well, a tween boy. ;)
So we celebrated the end of 1999 with the birth of a baby a new beginning for our family. It was very cool.
We will celebrate with some gifts and the dinner of his choice (a buffet of the family's favorite appetizers and finger foods- chicken wings, potato skins, mozzarella sticks, other various and sundry heart-unhealthy choices).
It is also a day when I look forward to a new year of new things. I never did get to sit down and work on that plan of attack for the coming year. I've thought about it and I've discussed, vaguely, some of it with the Husband but I didn't put it down on paper.
I'm not a big fan of the talk show people who tell us all that if we just put it down on paper we have more likelihood of making it happen, but I do believe that being intentional and having a plan is going to be more effective than saying, "I'd like to do ____." and expecting it to miraculously happen. I can't just wiggle my nose a la Samantha Stevens and expect magic.
I can prayerfully consider and I can ask for God's wisdom and guidance, His intervention and help even, but even prayer requires action on my part. I have to take that step.
I think, in a nutshell, my main goal for 2012 is to become more intentionally prayerful.
So if I have to make one and only one resolution, one new beginning, it is to become more intentional about my prayer life, to schedule it and to make it a priority.
Wishing you an amazing day and a blessed New Year!