Friday, January 02, 2009

My 10 Resolutions

It's such an interesting word. Here are some of the meanings:

*a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
*the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"
*finding a solution to a problem
*settlement: something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making;
*display; the greater the resolution, the better the picture
*Solution: a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve it.
I just had to include these because in some form or another...I can relate.
**the subsidence of swelling or other signs of inflammation (especially in a lung)
***(music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord


I don't really make resolutions at the beginning of the year. I consider myself a work in progress all year long.
The word resolution sounds so final. But this year....I have made 10!

1. I would like to enjoy life more.
2. I would like to conquer my fears.
3. I would not like to weigh any more, or any less.
4. I would like to spend more time with family.
5. I would like to be a better friend.
6. I would like to be a better mother.
7. I would like to be a better wife.
8. I would like to be a better student.
9. I would like to be a better christian.
10.I would like to be a better person all around.

If I can achieve these things....I think it will be a good year!

8 comments:

Hannah said...

I agree with you. I'm not big on making resolution, because they do have that finality sound to them...plus I ususally forget about them by february anyway. However, ur #2 -conquering your fears, is something that i have said I'm going to work on this year. (you'll have to read my blog to get the full explanation).
thanks for sharing love u so much.

oh, and I wanted to let you and everyone else that reads ur blog/comments that I've risen from the dead and I'm back...to the blogger world. I'm in the middle of posting so keep ur eyes open and I'd appreciate ur comments.

Brenda said...

I believe that when something is "final" then it is over.

I think my conquering fears might be a little different than yours. ;o) But.....I have plans in April to conquer the first one...but you'll have to stay tuned to see what it is. I've really been working on it and hope I can trust God enough to just let go and let Him work.
I'm am and always will be....a work in progress.

Love you Hannah!

Shane Coffman said...

You're getting a cat in April?

Brenda said...

Um....no! It's bigger than a cat!

And I'm not letting it out of the bag! LOL!

Linda L said...

I gave up on making resolutions, because I can never stick to them for very long! I tend to attempt to make changes in small, baby steps with the intention of gradual long-lasting change. Doesn't always work, but I try. I am thinking of trying prayer journaling this year. We'll see how it goes.

Peter said...

If it's not a cat then it must be an aquarium.

Brenda said...

UM...NO PETER! ;o) That truly will have to be one of the last things I can conquer. After watching "When Sharks Attack" by myself on New Years Eve...that set me back! WAY BACK! I will say...the older I get, the more embarrassing that is too.

I will tell you that the weekend of April 3-5 is my target date for the first one....could be life...or death....depending on if I have a heartattack or not...and it has totally put Chad into complete shock that I am working on this. It IS a resolution. I want to resolve them and put my complete faith and trust in the Lord. If I truly believe that....then I have nothing to fear. Not even life....nor death. We'll see what happens.

Hannah said...

Brenda, my list of possible songs for me & Cori…any ideas or preferences?
(by the way, when we pick one I’d love ur help with harmony and stuff…esp. since Cori has a hard time holding her part when I want to drop to harmony. Plus I could use a few more pointers to better my harmonization skills.)
• Hope Now, by: Addison Road
• I Need You to Love Me, by Barlow Girl (which I have a track to w/just back ground music &…etc.)
• Porcelain Heart, by Barlow Girl (btw both of these Barlow Girl songs are from their cd Another Journal Entry) *I think this would be a good one. It’s elegant and I know Cori knows it…she know all the Barlow Girl songs from this CD
• Set the World on Fire, by Britt Nicole

K, I guess that’s it. I narrowed it down quite a bit based on how well I knew the song and based on the fact that u said it should sorta be elegant-ish. Hope to hear from u soon.
Thanks so much for what ur doing. It means a lot.
Luv ya!