As we raise our glasses to celebrate the ending of 2012 and the beginning of 2013 we must focus on the great things that the year will bring. 2012 reminded me of just how precious life is. Because of that, I made the decision that I will no longer take any of my relationships for granted. From my relationship with my parents to the ones with my children, husband and friends, I plan to take better care of each one of them. In order to do that, there are certain things, ideas, and bad habits that cannot trail me into 2013. I have to learn from the mistakes of 2012.
Here’s what I will not bring into 2013:
Lack of faith. 2013 will be my year to totally and completely trust God. I plan on using my gifts and talents, and stepping out on faith, especially when I am afraid. I have been holding back far too long.
Drama. I have never been one who brings a lot of drama, but I will be even more determined than ever to keep the drama down to a minimum. No fussing, bickering or pettiness in this New Year.
Failure to pray together. This is where I struggled the most in 2012. My husband and I did not take advantage of the opportunities to pray together. I pray daily on my own, but in 2013 praying with my husband and family will definitely be a major priority.
Neglect. If I plan to treat each of my relationships better, I have to practice making sure my family and friends know they are a priority in my life. I will maintain frequent contact and not neglect those I say I love.
Distractions. Laziness and procrastination have no place in my 2013. I will do whatever is necessary to avoid allowing these distractions to block my success.
Lack of focus. In 2013 I will prioritize my goals and keep my eyes on the prize.
Confusion. My husband always encourages me and our daughters to be clear. Clear in how we communicate, clear on what we ask for and our understanding of what we’re being told. I will eliminate confusion in all aspects of my life and practice clarity.
Negative thinking. I think I can, I think I can. Actually I know I can! No more negative thinking in 2013. I will focus on the positive and live by my favorite scripture “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13.
I am looking forward to leaving 2012 behind and all the joy 2013 will bring. I am ridding my life of the old habits of 2012. I am completely clear on what I will NOT be bringing into the New Year!
BMWK, what will you leave behind in 2012?