Saturday, January 02, 2010

To Resolve or Not to Resolve

Most years I do not make new year's resolutions; some years I think about it but don't actually make any real "resolutions." This year, I'm going to do it!! Resolutions are being made and hopefully kept! Accountability is important, so here's what my resolutions are for 2010.

First of all, I want to post more on this blog. I enjoy posting reflections and insights into the things happening around me. Even if no one is reading, at least I can look back and see what events have been meaningful in my life. And for those who do read this blog, hopefully I'll be more active this year so you won't forget about me.

Second, my husband and I have resolved to say a daily Rosary together. We've tried this in the past and never gotten past a week; hope we will do better this time! I'd love to get into a better habit of this so that when we do have kids we'll be able to do it with them eventually too.

Third, I want to read more. I have tons of books that I want to read and just never have the time to actually do any reading. When I think about it, I know there is time in the day, I just tend to turn on the TV or read posts on Facebook. As I read I'll post to the blog what I'm reading, favorite passages, interesting things I've learned, etc.

So far the above three resolutions all have to do with my intellectual or spiritual well-being. All good things. What's left? Physical well-being!!

My fourth resolution is NOT going to be the "lose weight" resolution that so many people make (and which is the ONE resolution I often contemplate making). Instead, I am resolving to work on a healthier lifestyle. It would be great if I did lose some weight, but my main goal is to get into a better exercise routine and eat healthier more often. Hopefully, this will lead to a somewhat healthier weight that will also result in a pregnancy this year as well.

2009 taught me that God is control. It's a lesson we all know, but sometimes life's events have a way of proving it very clearly. In 2010 I hope these resolutions will help me to focus on my spiritual, intellectual, and physical well-being. All of these things will hopefully bring me closer to God and help me to allow Him to be in control, as He should be.

What are your New Year's Resolutions for 2010??


  1. I know it's tough to get in the habit of saying the Rosary every day, but it is soooo worth it! Second only to going to daily Mass, saying the Rosary daily has had the greatest impact on my life and relationship with Jesus.

    Mary is surely waiting to draw you and your husband closer to each other, and closer to her Son! I'll keep you in my prayers!

  2. Thanks, Denise! We've been wanting to say the Rosary more often for a long time now. We were much better about it when we were dating and during our engagement than since we've been married. I think it was because we had to make more of a effort to remember then and just thought once we were married and in the same house it'd be easier. Weren't we naive! LOL!!

    Thanks again!! And thanks for the prayers! So far we're 2 for 2 saying the Rosary in the New Year!!

    Happy New Year!