Friday, January 1, 2016

My 16 for Twenty Sixteen

This is a bonus year - leap year.
We get an extra day.
A gift.
Aren't we fortunate?
I don't know about you, but I love gifts.
And the best part?
It's a MONDAY, that extra day.
My favorite day of the week.
Just like today - the beginning.
Don't you just love new beginnings?
A chance to start over?
I know I do.
Are you prepared to try something new?
Or are you going to try to perfect something old?
Are you planning to take a new path?
Old path, new path - either way - put yourself out there and go for it.
Reach for the stars.
Last year I had a heart-to-heart talk with myself
and came up with my 15 for twenty fifteen.
 Some things to make me a better person.
Some things to make others happy.
They weren't resolutions/goals, just something to focus on.
In reviewing these items, I realized I was successful in most areas.
But not so successful that I could just eliminate them.
Instead, I am going to keep on focusing on them.
Allow me to review them with you:
1.  laugh: make someone, at myself, more, out loud

  2.  friends: make more, be a better one, reconnect with a lost one, nurture them all

  3.  blogging: post more often, increase readership, visit more, comment/follow more

  4.  don't stay home so much - get out there and blow the stink off

  5.  my art: step it up!

  6.  send more thank you cards (a lost art, you know!)

  7.  participate in more RAK (random acts of kindness)

  8.  my heart: give from it, open it, love more

  9.  stay up later than 9pm a little more often

10.  be "in the moment" when it matters most

11.  want/need: learn how to differentiate

12.  time management: watch out for those time-eaters

13.  challenge myself more

14.  volunteer more

15.  be gentle with myself ... I'm doing the best I can
I'll add one this year - my 16 for twenty sixteen.
16.  tackle: every day tackle one thing that I've been neglecting

As you move forward this year,
let go of something significant in your life.
A bad habit.
A fear.
Someone that has hurt you.
A label.
As we go forward, The Runner and I would like to wish you:


  1. I believe I need to print your post and hang it on my fridge! What a great list and one that I wish I'd written myself.

    Happy 2016! (I didn't stay awake past 9 PM last evening ... did you? haha)

  2. Lovely. And I hope you reach all the goals you have set.

  3. I tend to forget what I say I'm going to do from one day to the next, maybe I need to write it down and read every morning.
    Happy 2016!

  4. Hi Sue, This is a great post and so helpful. Thank you for sharing your list. Wishing you a great new year filled with many blessings and joys special to you. I hope it's the best ever!! xo