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Saturday, December 30, 2006

I resolve

I don't normally make New Year's resolutions, but here are a few I thought I could live up to...

I resolve to:
- eat chocolate when I feel like it
- play "would you rather" in the bathtub with Maddie until she outgrows it
- laugh
- read a few good books
- enjoy my husband's kisses
- write things that inspire me
- believe in people
- forgive myself for not getting the laundry put away
- dance in the rain again
- do at least one thing that scares me
- lounge around the house in my pajamas on Saturday mornings with my daughters
- listen to good music
- find new places to wander
- let the kids have coke and chocolate for breakfast on New Year's morning, like they've done every year since the turn of the century
- send a few things in the mail to special people
- go to the Folk Festival and discover a new singer-songwriter to fall in love with
- hang out in my favourite bookstore
- eat s'mores by a campfire
- play Settlers with Julie
- enjoy the company of friends
- walk to 7-11 for a Slurpee with my daughters
- gaze out the window of an airplane
- get a few more things published
- put highlights in Nikki's hair again
- make friends with a stranger
- savour good food
- listen to the birds
- keep doing "lie-with-me-night" until the girls don't want me in their bedrooms anymore
- paint something
- follow my calling
- write blog posts
- daydream
- read interesting magazines
- indulge myself
- show compassion
- pray
- waste time and enjoy it
- encourage my children in their giftedness
- go on a few dates with my husband
- stand up for someone
- eat a fresh mango
- give something away
- be bold
- sleep in late
- be kind to my mother
- ride my bike through the park
- eat popcorn at a movie with one, two, or three of my siblings
- stare into space
- let go of unnecessary things
- visit my dad's grave
- play with lego
- read blogs that make me laugh, cry, smile, cringe, or snort
- sit under an acacia tree
- let my kids stay up late once in awhile
- buy sour soothers and share them with my daughters
- be present for a friend who needs me
- find joy

14 comments:

Michele said...

nice

Robyn said...

Excellent, I like YOUR New Year's resolutions....much better! :)

Pamela said...

WHY WAIT for a campfire for smores.
We made them with friends in our fireplace last month. It was soooo fun.

eat two fresh mango's yum!

listen to the birds... oh yes

a date with the hubby. Another fantastic idea.

Oh these are all excellent.
I shall adopt them all except for be kind to my mother - as she has long past. I will be kind to someone else's mother.

Happy New Year!!

tlawwife said...

Great resolutions. I particularly like "stare into space". Now that is one I can do well.

Gina said...

I think everyone should follow your resolutions!

Lucia said...

I wasn't going to even think about resolutions this year, but you've inspired me, and I'll adopt those that fit and let the rest flow away.

Thank you! And happy New Year!

Little Blue Petal said...

Wow, What a delight to discover your blog! I look forward to reading more! Fab resolutions... I must do this too :)

Happy New Year to you!

BarnGoddess said...

you have by far, the BEST resolution list Ive laid eyes on in blogdom.

Happy New Year!

Linda said...

Great list Heather!

Liz said...

That's a great list!

Happy New Year to you and your family, Heather.

Coll said...

Some wonderful resolutions here. I may just take some of them on myself.
Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year.

andrea said...

There's a lot of wisdom in these resolutions, Heather. Happy New Year and it was wonderful 'meeting' you in 2006.

Hope said...

Love the list.
Hope your Year is as wonderful as you plan!

wordigirl said...

I see that I have a lot to learn from you. This is an excellent list.