So as I've been looking ahead to the new year, here are a few things I've been thinking.
- I'm reading a book called New Monasticism: What it Has to Say to Today's Church. There's a chapter in it that's totally challenged me in regards to giving... basically taking the story of the feeding of the 5000 and encouraging us as Christians to see giving the way Jesus did... that with God there is always enough - and my giving should reflect that. I'm pondering what that might look like for 2011. Of course, I always go to the radical extreme and had the thought the other night "What if I said yes to everyone who asked me to give next year?"
- Creativity Mondays: I've gotten SO out of the habit of nurturing my creativity. I've decided to push myself to do something creative every Monday and post it here. This is a huge part of what makes me tick as a person and I've neglected it this year. Really excited about this one.
- I'll be back to walking every day in 2011. I thought I would be consistant in my walking in 2010, but without the formal commitment to do it every day, I fell off the wagon. I've already bought my date book for recording my daily walks for the year. The silly date book is what makes it happen for me... writing down my walk and not leaving a blank space is enough to push me through the days I don't feel like it.
- I'm almost to the end of my no-new-clothes year. It's been surprisingly easy. I really need a new pair of jeans. My favorite pair is completely threadbare. I'll be picking up a few new things in the new year just to replenish and fill in the spots that have seemed lacking this year. But I don't think I'll ever become a regular new-clothes shopper again. I was amazed at how easy it was to fill in my wardrobe with garage sale finds... and I really do have tons of clothes.