I want to thank everyone who has visited my blog for the encouraging comments and support. Blogging is my favorite hobby, and I feel very blessed that so many of you have signed up to follow my posts via e-mail or have returned repeatedly despite my haphazard posting schedule. I’ve been distracted by family matters during the last few months, but things are settling down and I’m hoping for a more normal posting pattern in the upcoming year.
Rather than making a New Year’s Resolution post with promises to myself that I probably won’t keep, I’ve decided to list a few of the blessings I’ve received during the past year. Being grateful for what I have and for what I’ve accomplished is more important to me than listing things I wish I could change. So, not necessarily in order of importance, here are the top 10 blessings 2011 brought to me:
I’ve learned to trust that God’s plans are better than my plans.
My husband survived a delicate heart procedure.
My kids have been home to share the good times as well as the tough ones.
I am physically in better shape than I’ve been in several years.
My family and friends have been unwavering in their support through some difficult times.
There is currently nothing I really need that I don’t have or can’t get.
The future looks bright for my 3 children.
My 91-year-old mother is in good health.
I’ve made the decision to focus on the positive in every situation rather than on the negatives, and so far I’ve been able to stick with that decision.
I’ve realized that some things just aren’t important enough to waste my life worrying about.
None of these things relate to writing—that’s somewhere farther down my list of blessings. Due to the fact I haven’t been writing anything, I have no accomplishments to list in that area. However, I do still have a passion for the book I was working on last year, and I’m determined to devote more time to writing during 2012. (That’s not a Resolution! It’s a goal. )
What are some of the things you’ve been blessed with during 2011? Do you have some goals for 2012 you’d like to share? Did you have a pleasant holiday season this year?