Friday, January 8, 2010

Show Us How You Live: New Years Resolutions and Goals.

I'm participating in "Show Us How You Live" over at Kelly's Korner. Go and join in :)

Sing in the shower.
Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
Watch a sunrise at least once a year.
Never refuse homemade brownies.
Strive for excellence, not perfection.
Plant a tree on your birthday.
Learn 3 clean jokes.
Return borrowed vehicles with the gas tank full.
Compliment 3 people every day.
Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
Leave everything a little better than you found it.
Keep it simple.
Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
Floss your teeth.
Ask for a raise when you think you've earned it.
Overtip breakfast waitresses.
Be forgiving of yourself and others.
Say, "Thank you" a lot.
Say, "Please" a lot.
Avoid negative people.
Buy whatever kids are selling on card tables in their front yards.
Remember other people's birthdays.
Commit yourself to constant improvement.
Carry jumper cables in your truck/car.
Have a firm handshake.
Send lots of Valentine cards.
Sign them, "Someone who thinks you're terrific."
Look people in the eye.
Be the first to say hello.
Use the good silver.
Return all things you borrow.
Make new friends, but cherish the old ones.
Keep a few secrets.
Sing in a choir.
Plant flowers every spring.
Always accept an outstretched hand.
Stop blaming others.
Take responsibility for every area of your life.
Wave at kids on school busses.
Be there when people need you.
Feed a stranger's expired parking meter.
Don't expect life to be fair.
Never underestimate the power of love.
Drink champagne for no reason at all.
Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation.
Don't be afraid to say, "I made a mistake."
Don't be afraid to say, "I don't know."
Compliment even small improvements.
Keep your promises no matter what.
Marry for love.
Rekindle old friendships.
Count your blessings.

This list is called "Life's Little Instructions"..... when I was thinking about my resolutions and goals for some reason this list came to my mind. These are relatively simple things but I would like to focus on these a little more throughout 2010.

I'm going to add a few more here as well:

Run my first 5K.
Drink more water.
Write my sister at least once every couple of weeks at college.
Get a pedicure at least once a month.
Try a new recipe at least once a month.
Stay away from soda.
Give more-Take less.
Fervently pray for my sponsor child and write him frequently.
Blog in the evening and read blogs in the evening to focus more at work.
Focus more on school.
Play with my dog more.
Pay off debt.
Spend more quiet time with God.
Read more.

And I'm sure there's so much more I'm leaving out, but as long as I'm trying to better myself from year to year, then that's the most important goal I could ever achieve!!!


Meagan said...

I like your goals!! If you need book reccomendations, let me know!!! =)

Jordan said...

Love them!

Rebecca Jo said...

WOW... now that's a list! I try to think of one or two so I can try & keep them ALL.. haha!!

Lindsey said...

I love your resolutions!!!

Jill said...

Oh my... this is the best list of resolutions I've ever seen. How sweet! I might copy it and carry in my day planner.

I'm with you on drinking more water. I drink diet coke like it's my last day on earth. :)

Jacquie said...

Great list, Lauren. There's a lot on there we can all use!

His Doorkeeper said...

A great list for a great young lady!!

Britney Jean said...

i love this! these are great thoughts and goals! you inspired me!

Staci said...

These are great goals, Lauren! I might borrow some of them :)

Ashley said...

I absolutely love this list! & I absolutely love your blog! I just found it tonight, and I'm oh so glad I did! I look forward to "getting to know you"!

prashant said...

now that's a list! I try to think of one or two

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