It’s a new year and, while I am always energized by the fresh clean start that January 1 brings, this year I am positively beside myself with anticipation and enthusiasm. It’s a milestone year for me as I will turn 40 quite soon. Never before have I felt like a birthday was so monumental. I feel so incredibly proud of all I’ve done and everything that’s yet to come. I never could have imagined feeling so alive and blessed and thankful. These are the days!
Inspired by our family’s favorite hymn, last year we used “Let your life change the world” as a sort of a motto. Words to live by, if you will. And while the new year is a time for new beginnings, I’m not one to change something for no good reason. So we will continue this journey in 2016.
We made a concerted effort to do good in 2015. I kept strips of paper in our family office and we added to a paper chain of how we let our lives change the world last year.
It moved around the room last year, hanging from the mirror, built ins and pictures, but remained a visual reminder of our journey (especially for the littles). I intended to hang it on the Christmas tree and completely forgot about that.
You can download the free printable here: Change the World
I was also inspired to create notepads and a journal. In addition to using it for … well … notes, we also used it to hand out little treats when we went through a drive through or to our cashier at the grocery store.
I’d love to giveaway two notepad and pen sets to a Dixie Delights reader! The giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only. There are two ways to enter; Be sure to post a separate comment for each to get both entries counted.
1. Subscribe to Dixie Delights emails
2. Share your New Year’s Resolution, word of the year or motto
I’ll announce two winners this time next week!
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