Been thinking about goals for next year. I love goals. I have learned the excitement of trying new things and reaching for something difficult. Even if you don't meet all of your goals, you have stretched yourself, tried new things, learned important lessons, and had the thrill of finding you can do hard things.
Some good goal quotes:
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. Jim Rohn.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. Tony Robbins.
“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” ― Louisa May Alcott
“If you're trying to be miserable, it's important you don't have any goals. No school goals, personal goals, family goals. Your only objective each day should be to inhale and exhale for sixteen hours before you go to bed again. Don't read anything informative, don't listen to anything useful, don't do anything productive. If you start achieving goals, you might start to feel a sense of excitement, then you might want to set another goal, and then your miserable mornings are through. To maintain your misery, the idea of crossing off your goals should never cross your mind.” ― John Bytheway, How to Be Totally Miserable
I love the last one.....if you are bored or miserable, change your life! Set a goal, try something new, pray for the Lord to spark a passion in your life. Your passion can spark others.
These are some I am thinking about for 2014:
These are pretty lofty goals and I may not do them all, but I think it is important to have goals that stretch you.
Have you thought about goals for next year? What are some of yours? If you are not used to this idea, you don't have to start out with 10 goals, just set one or two and learn the joy of reaching and accomplishing something outside your comfort zone.
I enjoy a bit of flavored creamer with my coffee every morning and have been on the lookout for a homemade version. I found a simple recipe here. I can't say how good it is, because I have yet to try it. It was simple, easy, and smells good. I made the vanilla and the cinnamon vanilla recipes, which are the ones I normally buy.
Can't wait to try them out!
I ran my first 10k event, the Hot to Trot 2013, held at Turky creek in Knoxville. I met my goal time of 1:10:28 and really enjoyed a nice comfortable run.....the hubby was there in support and I think he enjoyed all the people. It was about 25 degrees, but my cold gear worked perfectly. Can't wait to do another one.
My art quilt I made a few years ago. I love the shadow effect.
Floating leaves is an appropriate title.
Most of our Thanksgiving cooking is done. Just a few things left for tomorrow. Hope all of you have a wonderful, peaceful day and you take a few minutes to focus on your blessings. Philippians 4:11-13.
Did a little pre-work for Thanksgiving dinner.......
Made the dressing for the freezer. This is a great idea to save a little time. Just pull it out, thaw it, and bake. Also made something new, chocolate chess pies. A friend gave me the recipe. Hope they are good...one for now and one for the freezer for Thanksgiving dinner.
I you've got a few minutes on Friday of this week visit the quilting Gallery at http://quiltinggallery.com/quilters-fun/show-and-tell/ and take a look at the Thanksgiving quilts. You can vote for your favorite. I entered one of mine in the contest. There's are prizes too! Check it out!
I friend of mine turned me on to steel cut oats. She is under the care of a nutritionist and has done awesome in her weight loss journey. They are supposed to be better for you than regular oats. I found an easy way to cook them.
Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a sauce pan, add 1 cup of oats and stir around for three minutes. Add 3 cups of water, a pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Turn off heat, slide off the eye, put the lid on and go to bed. In the morning spoon some out and microwave them, and add all the goodies to make it taste wonderful. My favorite additions are bananas, dried blueberries, almonds, and a little brown sugar. They will keep a week in the fridge and makes at least four pretty hearty servings.