It is another new year. 2017 oh what will you bring? I am looking forward to this year. Looking forward to all the possibilities that it holds. I have adjusted my sails for this year and the goals that I have. I want to make this year more of appreciation than that of goals. As I get older I have learned to celebrate to the small things as much as the big things in life. I have learned to look at life differently.
“Only the small things in life are important.” By Joseph Roth.
“Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the everyday things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.” Booker T Washington
Don’t get me wrong I still have goals because if you don’t you stand still. They are just not as important to me as noticing the small things in life. I decided to make a list of my goals and the small things so that I can look at both throughout the year and keep myself in check. I want to make sure that I keep the small things in focus.
Here are the goals for 2017.
- Be debt free except for house and cars.
- Lose weight-it truly doesn’t matter how much long as I am making progress
- Go somewhere new.
- Try new foods.
- Draw more
Here are the small things I will try to notice.
- Breathe in fresh air
- Smell the rain
- Feel the sunshine on my face
- Make someone smile
- Laugh more
- Enjoy the silence
- Spoil someone else
- Find something good in every day
- Enjoy exercise
- Focus on the people in my life
- Be present more, less phone, Facebook, etc.
- Tell others how important they are
- Compliment others
- Plant a garden and enjoy the process
I ask you as we have entered the new year… what will your focus be on? What adventures are you going to do? What goals do you have?
I leave you with this quote and wish you a Happy and Joyful New Year.
“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you a happy. In the future think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” Earl Nightingale.