Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Simple and Few

 Photo by hotblack.
I've already met one of my resolutions for the New Year--begin the year without stepping on the scale--and 2014 is only several hours old. Success on Day One. I like it.

To keep that feeling of success, my goals for this new year are simple and few:
  1. Blog more, even if that means doing it less purfeckly. (Oh, how I want to fix that word!)
  2. Read a gajillion books minus nine. (That way, I can figure out once and for all--scientifically--how much a gajillion is.)
  3. Spot more wildlife! (The highlights for me this year were spotting a whale off the coast of Bar Harbor, Maine; a shrew in Broadmayne, England; an owl, sitting by the roadside at dusk three weeks ago; and a heron perched on a rock in the middle of a frozen creek near our home last Sunday.)
  4. End the year without stepping on the scale.

That's it for me. How about you? If your goals are not simple and fun, would you consider rewriting them? Let me know.


New Every Morning
by
Susan Coolidge
(1835 - 1905)

Every day is a fresh beginning,
Listen my soul to the glad refrain.
And, spite of old sorrows
And older sinning, 
Troubles forecasted
And possible pain,
Take heart with the day and begin again.


                                            

12 comments:

KC Bob said...

Happy 2014 Heather. Like your list! Listed my one resolution on my blog.

Blessings, Bob

Heather Trent Beers said...

Happy 2014 to you, too, Bob! Thanks for stopping by. I like your resolution to be flexible. I'm going to keep that in mind for myself as well.

George Bugg said...

Yay! I miss your blogs!! Happy New Year to you. May your 2014 be so full of blessings you HAVE to blog about them!!

Heather Trent Beers said...

George, thank you for your enthusiasm and for such a great New Year's wish! Back at ya, buddy!

Sally Jadlow said...

At the risk of sounding old, I'm going to do some chair exercises every day. It's too cold to get out and walk and too dull to walk the treadmill. As for writing, I'm going to be more purposeful about that too. Happpy New Year, my friend.

barbara stuber said...

Thank you for the smile I have at exactly 6:19pm on Friday, Jan. 3 after reading your lovely blog.

Barb

Heather Trent Beers said...

Happy New Year to you, Sally! Please know, however, that no one would ever think to put "old" and "Sally" in the same sentence when talking about you.

Heather Trent Beers said...

Barb, thank you so much for dropping by my blog. Your smile was a much-welcomed addition to my day. Come on over any time. :)

lishacauthen said...

I'm going the other way, non-resoluting. But I kind of think we're going to end up in the same place. (Love the 'see more wildlife' idea.)

Heather Trent Beers said...

Lisha, maybe we should resolve to play more Mah Jong, too. Or just decide to do it. If we don't want to resolve to. :)

Erin's Garden said...

Hi Heather! Miss seeing your smiling face today @ church! I'm wanting to spend less and do more! Get rid of stuff & make a special room in my basement. Also smile, give more hugs and befriend others!

Heather Trent Beers said...

Erin, I love your goals. They are very outward and action oriented. Just reading them makes me want to get up and DO something! Thanks for stopping by. :)