While I didn’t do a new year resolution this year, I do LOVE goals. I like to set goals on a regular basis. I have two planners, a LOT of post its and have both an online calendar and a white board that have our weeks set out. On our white board, we have a family goal – just one thing that we hope to realize by the end of the day, whether it’s an outing with friends, a task that needs to be accomplished, or just something to remember throughout our day.I love goals so much that I want to start setting one goal for myself at the beginning of each week this year. I want them to be simple, attainable, but at the same time quite challenging. I feel that though I love the interaction I’ve already experienced this year on this blog and through my email, I need to remember that first and foremost, this blog is for me, so why not use it to challenge myself to grow?
So, today, I challenge myself to be love every single day this week. Look for that opportunity to be love for someone else. Life is hard. It’s hard when you find out a loved one has a terminal illness. It’s hard when your plans for life are suddenly altered. It’s hard when you feel like you are giving your all and it’s just not enough. But in the storms of life, there are silver linings, and they will come in the most bizarre ways imagined. They may come in a note, in a random email, in a stranger or in a friend. Sometimes all it takes is for someone to listen and care, just for one moment to lift someone up. At least once a day, I challenge myself to be that intentional love in someone else’s day.
*Challenge #1 – Be love to those around you