Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #77 – hosted by PatAndCandy.com!
Hellow there…grab yourself a cuppa and get comfy! Today, I want to talk about YOU 🙂
I know, I know, you often hear me say, or at least write, from the point of view that “It’s not about me!” but as I touched upon last week when we talked about goals and dreams, if we have none, we go nowhere. So here’s the balance: plan and dream for your future, but don’t get so wrapped up in it at the expense of loving and serving others.
With that in mind, I thought I’d share a small list of things to add to your bucket list (you mean you don’t have one yet?!) for this year, with a twist: I’m including a few things NOT to do, as well!
If you want to be the BEST YOU you can be in 2016, here are:
5 Things to Do (or at least try) in the Coming Year
- Learn a new skill (affiliate link)
- Join a book club
- Start attending a Bible Study
- Compose a bucket list or grab a Word of the Year
Yeah, this list is totally subjective! I can just HEAR some of you say: “Well, that one is silly,” or “I’m not even interested in such-and-such,” or “I already do the-other…” My simple, sweet response would be: then come up with your own list! Seriously, no malice or hard feelings – just a strong exhortation to discover or build upon a gift or talent and GO FOR IT! Conversely,
5 Things NOT to Do in The Coming Year
- Hold a grudge
- Watch TV or YouTube or surf the internet every. stinkin’. night.
- Avoid a “Mother’s Night Out” or Ladies’ Night Out with the girls
- Treat yourself poorly (this can include sending damaging messages to yourself, or allow yourself to get overweight, or never treating yourself to a new outfit…)
- Quit (ANYthing!) at the first sign of difficulty
Ditto for this list, ladies! Some of these things are meant for me, and I’m just sharing them with you… YOU know what kinda stuff you should and shouldn’t be doing; what things are good for you and what aren’t; which activities build you up and which ones don’t.
Nope, it’s not “about you”…but nobody can make this year YOUR year, except you! Make it a good one 🙂
Hey, I’d love to hear a few of your “What I’m Doing” or “What I’m NOT Doing” things in the comments below!
Now, on to this week’s features:
Winter Decor in The Winter of Life – Old Things New
Patti’s post has it all…beautiful images, encouraging message, inspiring Scripture, and a lesson for us ALL! She’s got a lifetime full of stuff to share yet ~ and she’s just getting started here! READ THIS ONE no matter how old you are!
Selfless Kids: It All Starts at Home – Mess to Blessed
Wonderful, practical tips for raising children who understand “It’s not all about me!” OK, maybe the exhortation to model that may be a little um, challenging, on some days…but neverhteless, Victoria encourages us that we CAN do it (Phil 4:13)! Let’s go, mommas!
Thank you so much for your inspiration and timely words, ladies!
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