The past 2 years, I have written my goals for the year. Some of them I have accomplished, some not. In 2011, my goals were: 1) to write more frequently, 2) to read more broadly, 3) to yell at my kids less often, 4) to love God and love others more, and 5) to be more organized.
I accomplished 1 and 3 as well as 5 (kind of). I think I fell down on #2. I haven't figured out how to quantify 4--it remains an important goal, however.
This year, I would like to continue to grow in these areas. In particular, I want to continue to push myself to write. I hope to regularly dialogue with my devotional material.
I also plan to buy fewer books. I have many books that I haven't read and several that I want to re-read again.
I want our family to eat out less often. It is rarely a healthy choice and it is expensive. We have been using e-mealz again recently. This program seems to help us keep on track.
More broadly, I want to reflect upon God's grace as a general focus of my life.
Happy New Year.