I set a goal for January. Not really a New Year’s Resolution (you know, like declutter, lose weight or get organized), but something I wanted to work toward, to help me focus my time and energy. A goal for this blog. I’ve so enjoyed sharing and connecting with my readers here at Apron Strings & other things that I’d like to grow this little family of friends. I am working on reaching 100+ viewers each and every day in January.
For the first 12 days I did! YAY! I was so excited! And then for the next 3 days I didn’t. boo. My natural tendency is to dwell on the negative, to quit and accept failure. Not today. This day I am choosing to look at the positive, to find the silver lining, to learn and move forward anyway.
I ask myself, on the days I did not meet my goal, what did I accomplish? I was able to be with my daughter as she birthed her first babe, I spent time with my newest grandson, I set up my very first online Lilla Rose party, I enjoyed a mini-in-house date night with my husband (you know, since I’ve been busy helping daughter and her little family), I enjoyed story time with my 7 year old, I’ve posted pictures and sent emails announcing the newest blessing in the family.
And so this day I will dwell on all the good things God has brought my way and not come down hard because I have not met my goal. I will embrace each new day with a “Good Morning, Lord, what will we do together today?”
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I hope in Him!”
How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions or Goal-Keeping or Project-Tackling? I’d love to hear so I can celebrate with you or cheer you on.
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