Friday, January 11, 2008

New Years Resolution

Ok, I never make New Years Resolutions because I believe that New Years Resolutions are doomed to fail. However, I do make some sort of plan at the beginning of the year that is intended to get me back on track after the holiday season. I guess I believe that since I'm not calling this plan resolutions, somehow the name will help me succeed. Somewhere in my heart, I hold on to the idea that I'm different than other people. Just like all the other different people in the world. Well, as I was making the plan this year (get in shape, get the house organized, you know, the typical) something occurred to me... It's plans like these that keep me from doing the things that I actually enjoy. So, here is my revised plan for 2008.

I'm refraining from numbering because numbers often indicate importance and these are being put down simply in the order that they pop into my head.


* Make a new friend. You know one of those friends that comes into your life and you know that your life is better because of them. One of those friends that understands you without you having to explain yourself. And, it's not even that they love you even though they disagree with you sometimes but that disagreeing with you isn't something that they think to do. They just let you be just the way you are because that is you and they love you. I have a couple of friends like this but they are few and far between and everyone could always use another.

*Be the same kind of friend I've described above.

*Spend time with this friend above (even if it is in an unorganized house) because spending time with people like I've describe undoubtedly makes a person better.

* Give more kissles. A t our house, kissles are a mix between a kiss and a tickle. When they are given, the recipient squeals with delight and says, "quit kissling me, quit kissling me". Kissles are a favorite at our house for Emma and Chloe shows signs of loving them too.

* take more naps with Chloe on my chest and Emma cuddled beside me.

*have conversations with God like He's sitting in the chair across from me.

* kiss Adam often and sit close.

* laugh until I cry

* praise a lot and criticize little

* take walks not because I'm getting in shape but because I love the sunshine.

* take time to let Emma (and soon Chloe) help me while I cook and clean. Because doing it perfectly isn't as important as doing it together.

So those are the ones that come to mind right now and I think I'll add to the list as I embrace the things that are important as I embrace an imperfect me. I must go now, I see a child that needs some kissling!

Love from above,


Adam said...

You are the most insightful person I have ever met. I love you.
P.S. I'm looking forward to those kisses ;)

Anonymous said...

I'd like to add one to the list ... not for this year but eventually ...

* write a book

Dana, you have always encouraged and inspired me as a friend, wife and mother. You would be able to write such an awesome book using a compilation of all the posts on your blog=)

Oh and one more ... for this year hopefully!

* visit PCFL (With the whole fam) =)

Michael and Hannah said...

Amen! Let's hold each other accountable.

Anonymous said...

This is why I love you. -J

Tony & Susan said...

awe! that is AWESOME!! i really like that! and i really like the one about the friend that you don't feel a need to have a disagreement with.

Anonymous said...


Just wanted to say hello and I really think we should all do more of each of the things you have listed. I need to start a blog so I can keep in touch with everyone from the Student Center. Things are not the same there as when all of you were there. I miss all of that.

Tammy English

Your girls are beautiful!