Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.  ~Author Unknown

I’m sure like many people out there, I’ve been pondering  a bit about what I should or shouldn’t do in 2010. I know I’d love to have a nickel for every person making health related goals (including myself!). Setting goals has just never been something I’ve been very good at. I’ve actually thought of setting a goal to set a goal this year.

Don’t get me wrong. I love January 1st. I’m a big fan of fresh starts and all that jazz. I think it comes down to the fact that my calendar doesn’t end at December 31st. Things I want to do or strive for just seem to pop up every now and then, sometimes evolve into something else, and sometimes even get achieved.

So, for what it’s worth, here are my perpetual New Year’s resolutions. My goal this year is to hold to them tightly when I need to, but give myself grace when I don’t .

  1. Lead by example: let my children learn spiritual truths, healthy habits and compassion by seeing it firsthand from me.
  2. Let God: give Him my husband, my children, my home-schooling, and (especially) me.
  3. Kiss my husband passionately more often (I know, TMI for some folks!).
  4. Live on purpose.