We have counted down my top 5 goals to make 2011 the best year ever and today I will share with you goal #1. I saved this one for last because it is, by far, the most important... to LOVE MORE.
In order to move forward in 2011, I have to look at where I have come from. I have spent the past 1-1/2 years struggling through the darkest period in my life. It all started in August of 2009 when I watched my young, strong, handsome husband endure emergency back surgery for a shattered disk, knowing that his life would never be the same again. Just days later, I watched my Dad, the first man I ever loved, pass away from leukemia, a disease that had ravaged his body, but never his spirit. This was followed a couple of weeks later by watching my 88-year-old grandmother (my Dad's mom) pass away from, quite literally, a broken heart. By the end of a 6-week period of time, my life had changed forever.
As I look back on the months that followed, I honestly couldn't tell you how I muddled through. I remember telling myself, "1 foot in front of the other," and thought I had done pretty well... but that wasn't really the case. I was a hot mess. I can see that now coming out the "other side." A series of events was set into motion with a domino effect that tested me in every possible way.
My goal of "LOVE MORE" in 2011 is really the foundation of all the other goals that I have set:
- Love myself: Healthy living!
- Love my family: Focus on family activities and FUN!
- Love my home: Time to organize and turn this house into a home!
- Love my faith: Be more faithful in reading the Word and embrace my purpose.
May It Be A BLESSED Year For All!
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