Here are some of my goals for 2009.
I want to eat less chocolate. I eat chocolate in some form every day. I'd like to replace candy with carrots. That's feasible, right?
I want to save more money. I have a numeric goal that I'd like to reach within three months. This means less trips to Target, and truly discovering the difference between want and need.
I want to better manage my time, so that God isn't getting the leftover part of my day.
I want to be a better guard of my boundaries, and better protector of my family.
I want to be less reactionary. I want to pause when I am presented with an issue, so that my actions are a result of prayerful conclusions, rather than fleshly outbursts.
I want to be purposeful in remembering my blessings, and I want to intentionally instill in my children an attitude of gratefulness and humility.
All of this (especially the chocolate) by God's grace.