A year is full of possibilities…how will we use the time we have been given?

At any time of year, it’s good to think about ways to be more effective

in living a life of intentional positive impact that is both practical and spiritual.

As you strive to bring honor and glory to God through all that you do and say every day, renew your resolve to be:

Aware of your blessings and the joy of the moment,

Bold in your efforts to do good deeds,

Caring to others, realizing that we everyone needs kindness and understanding..

Diligent in doing what is really important,

Encouraging to those around you,

Faithful in your commitments.

Gentle with the hearts of children,

Helpful whenever possible,

Immediate in your prayers when you know of a need.

Joyful !

Knowledgable when it comes to the hopes of your loved ones,

Loving to those who are beloved.

Making the most of each day,

Near to the heart of God.

Original… and true to yourself,

Patient,

Quick to forgive,

Reasonable,

Surrendered to God’s purpose and plan for your life,

Truthful,

Understanding.

Vulnerable…opening your heart to the love of God and those closest to you,

Watchful, protecting what is good in your own life and the lives of others,

eXciting…think of ways to bring fun to everyday experiences and make life eXtraordinary!

Youthful in your thinking…do something spontaneous!

Zealous for God, for what it good, and for fulfilling your purpose in serving others, sharing the hope found in Jesus Christ, and glorifying God.

 

<o>+<o>+<o>   Have a blessed year in 2012!   <o>+<o>+<o>

 

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Post written by Cynthia A. Boyd

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Here’s a list to remind us of some other good things to do in this year or any year.  This list came from the newsletter of a Rural Electric Cooperative which provided the power for our family home several years ago.  There was no author given.  I have edited the list, but I did not write it.

 

“Something to Do this Year”

 

Mend a quarrel.

Seek out an old friend.

Dismiss a suspicion.

Give a soft answer.

Write a note or letter.

Encourage someone who is young.

Share some treasures.

Manifest your loyalty in word and deed

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Keep your promises.

Find the time to…

Forget a grudge.

Think of someone else.

Forgive someone.

Listen.

Apologize if you are wrong.

Try to understand.

Don’t allow yourself to envy.

Examine your demands on others.

Laugh!

Be kind and gentle.

Deserve confidence.

Express. your gratitude.

Enjoy the little things in life.

Go to church.

Welcome a stranger.

Gladden the heart of a child.

Make sure your face is wearing a smile.

Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth.

Open your heart to others by being real and vulnerable.

Speak your love.

Appreciate others and let them know it.

Love the people in your life and don’t forget to show it!

 

-  Original author unknown, published in an Oklahoma REC Newsletter in 1991, edited by C. Boyd, 2012

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