Ringing in the new year is always fun, whether you are with good friends or good family. This year, we’re celebrating the new year with good family. We won’t be able to do too much but we’ll at least be able to enjoy good company and a nice, warm gumbo. Our holiday has been quite fun and fairly relaxing. We’ve been able to see family who we haven’t seen in quite a while. We’ve been able to join one of John’s grandmothers for a joyful church service. We have had the opportunity to see many of the blessings granted to us in the past 3 or so weeks. The experiences we’ve had during this holiday have refreshed and enlightened us in many ways.
John and I discussed resolutions and whether or not we’d make any. He is leaning towards not making any and I’ve decided on one: not saying anything negative about myself. I need to tell myself positive things so I will start living those positive things. Most of the time, I do my own thing and am a fairly content person but every now and again, I’ll make a mistake and speak out negative things. So I’m going to work on being more positive this year.
I think the reason many people fail at keeping their resolutions is because they don’t know the definition of the root word, resolute. If you look it up, you’ll find that it means “having or possessing determination or purposefulness.” When you are determined to succeed at something, you will find (or make) a way to succeed. This also makes me think of the word ‘resolve’. I’m pretty sure they are synonyms.
The girls and Nojo are still working on their resolutions. This will be something new for the girls. We’ve never really discussed it with them before. But I think it’s always good to set a positive goal for yourself at the beginning of the new year, and do everything within your power to achieve it. We set goals for our businesses. We set goals for school. We set goals for things we want to acquire. Why /not/ set goals for bettering ourselves in mind, body, or spirit? Kittles Family Artworks wishes everyone of our readers a happy and safe and very blessed new year!