I am the queen of resolutions. Yes, we all vow to lose weight. OK, we have to wait until after the Bowl Games but definitely not before Downton Abbey season five is well underway. I know I’m not the only one obsessed with Downton, am I?
This year, I am resolving something totally different. I am resolving to do something creative every day, even if I only have 5 minutes. When we do something creative, it refreshes our soul and takes us away from everything that is on our mind.
Flowers and greenery are passions of mine, and I want to have something in the vase on our breakfast table all the time, even if it’s only beautiful greenery.
I am going to begin finishing my needlework samplers that I have in progress. This will take a long time, but the beautiful thing about stitching is that it does not come undone. Stitches stay put unless you remove them. And before you know it, my unfinished projects will be ready to frame and enjoy.
I am also going to finish the quilt I started for our bed. I shared my quilting passions with you and the star quilt I started (and put in a drawer when I got busy) but this year I want to share the finished product with you.
I want to learn calligraphy, and I want to write letters often, even if it is just a note of gratitude to a friend for a kind comment or deed. The passing of handwriting with our young people saddens me greatly.
The overarching resolution I have is to live with gratitude. We all have so much for which to be thankful, and I need to stop often, give thanks to God for what I have been blessed with, and pass along my gratitude to others for their influence in my life.
What is your New Year’s resolution?