I love New Year’s Lists. They signify wonderful beginnings and a chance for a fresh start (or a much-needed jumpstart). While I will agree that I’ve made a few MTBB (Meant To Be Broken) ones, I have kept quite a few. And I believe that the few that have stood the test of time and procrastination are the ones that mattered the most.
Over the past year, I am thankful that I have witnessed blessings that have changed my life: I got married to my Wonderful Guy, published my mother’s childhood stories, taught children, made amazing new friends and stayed in touch with cherished old friends (not in age but years of knowing – you knew that, of course). I picked up new skills: how to sew artworks, how to paint walls, how to drive, how to play tennis, how to stand-up paddleboard and how to make a Pavlova cake (three times!). There is more to learn, and I am excited about what 2014 has to offer. I shall be posting soon as to what my plans are for 2014, but may I encourage you to make your own plans as well? But don’t do what Monty does, but instead dig into your heart and make a Meaningful List — one that’s MTBK (Meant to Be Kept).
If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. – Benjamin Franklin
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13