No Resolutions, but this instead...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Do you make New Year's Resolutions?  Not me.  I gave up on them years ago and have instead decided to make friends with those extra 10 pounds, cluttered closets and disorganized files.  Besides, a resolution just seems too rigid, so instead I've decided to practice these virtues.

Patience - a tough one, because I want it yesterday!  But as the years go by I've found that if I just keep working at something God will send it me when the time is right.



Perserverance - Sometimes it's hard not to get overwhelmed by all the things we're expected to get finished each day.  The demands of work, family and household chores seem to have no end. Don't give up!  You're another step closer to meeting your goal!





Passion - one of God's greatest gifts to us, so why  not pursue your passion whole-heartedly and let it bring you joy?

Wishing you every success in this new year!

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26 comments:

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow this is better than any resolutions. What wonderful things to strive for. You have inspired me.
We live in Tennessee also!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Happy New Year, Kim. I need to work on all of these two! Wishing you much luck in 2011.

xo Naomi

jandjhome said...

I love this list. Hmm, patience. I'm like you, I want things yesterday.

Splendid Sass said...

Happy New YEar, Kim! Hope that 2011 is all that you have wished for.
Teresa
xoxo

My Interior Life said...

Great inspirational list, Kim! Wishing you great happiness and success in 2011!

Kathysue said...

Yay!! you are back posting, I have missed you!! I agree you list makes so much more sense!!! Great advice sweet friend. Thanks for stopping by today and leaving a comment I got excited when I saw your name!! Kathysue

Sherri Cassara said...

Patience, Perseverance and Passion ... well said! Great post ... love your thoughtful words. xo Sherri

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

I have missed you!! Love your post...those are the kind of things that matter most!! Happy New Year, Caroline

The Zhush said...

Hey there! Your blog looks amazing! Happy New year and new look to you!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

A wonderful way to start the new year. Glad to have you back blogging.

Style Attic said...

You're so cute, I love the making friends with your 10 pounds. She won't ever leave your side and will keep you warm! I keep saying that myself and acting like I'll get into my jeans pre-kids :) Happy New Year, love the green!!! XO

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Great way to spin New Year's resolutions...I need some patience too!! I just hate waiting for it ;)

Happy New Year!

xo Jade

Andrea @ White Picket Fences said...

What a great way to look at resolutions! I could use some help with patience myself. Good luck with achieving your virtues this year.

Sara Mueller said...

Great list! I could also use this. Have a great day!

Dovecote Decor said...

If I don't clean up my files, my book keeper will fire me! I realize, though, in practicing patience, I have to identify my "buttons" and then pay attention very carefully when I notice people pushing them.
best,
Liz

SHERRY HART said...

Those are all achievable! Unlike losing those last 10 lbs!!! That is nearly impossible because the minute you lose them your body starts on a determined path to reclaim them!!!
Happy New Year Kim.

Haven and Home said...

These are great- oh patience, how I work on it all the time! I did not make any resolutions this year either, I am going to remember these though!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I needed to hear ALL of these to get me motivated!

I have made friends with that 10 pounds...however, I am not so frienly with this last 5 making it 15! I am on a diet!

Happy New Year and much success to you in 2011!

Lou Cinda

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

great way of thinking. and that first one...totally agree! happy new year:)

kayce hughes said...

Love it. I thought about making resolutions but I haven't gotten around to it.

Amy R. said...

I make resolutions and I am going to stick to each and every one of them all year long:)

xo
Amy R.

shari @ little blue deer said...

I agree! It's all in God's time, and I can't do anything without His help anyway. Here's wishing you the best in 2011 my friend! XX!

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

I will be making a lot of friends this year. Great post!

mydesignchic said...

Love this...so much better than another resolution to lose weight!

Hampton said...

I like your idea so much better-no resolutions for me--I always seem to break them! Hope you had a fantastic holiday! xxB

sarah, flourish design + style said...

So, so good :) x