Each year I do some special projects, some of them that I have done in the past are:
Sponsor a child through Compassion or World Vision.
Operation Christmas Child.
Sponsor a missionary.
Support local pregnancy crisis center.
T & T Book Club
Wellness Center member.
All of these are great projects to take part in and I like to regroup each year trying to be choosy on how much I take part in - there is work of course - my job - and our church. These two take priority on our time. At this point we have been attending our new church for over one year but have not become highly involved. I did help with VBS and have been added to the substitute Sunday School teachers list. I loved both of those areas!
The other things I choose to take part in, in 2013, can be done simultaneously, for instance I plan to:
Continue monthly financial support of one missionary at Youth for Christ in SW Kansas and for our local pregnancy crisis center - Heart Choices. Automatic deducts from our checking acct. so pretty easily done.
T & T Book Club - monthly reading with my sister in our own book club. Fun!!
Fit Walk - sponsored by our city and the local parks and recreation group. Free! Calls for about 2.5 miles of walking every day - or bicycling, swimming, etc. A very big and scary undertaking. Want to try.
Reading - mixing it up with daily devotions, book reads, and Bible reading. Including in this category regular visits to my local library. Tentatively I might attend the monthly book club at the library. It is a read what you want to and share about it book club.
Nutri-System weight loss program.
Flower gardening in pots.
Monthly RACK (random act of Christmas Kindness) hmmm.... should I rename it since it's not Christmas? Find a chance to do something nice unexpectedly for someone. See a need, fill it.
Gratitude Journal - as mentioned in previous posts - A daily recording of something to be thankful for with weekly pictures or drawings. Taken from a Pinterest pin called 365 Days of Gratitude.
Another similar find - from Pinterest - but sounds like a fun thing to try. Keeping track of special memories - throwing them in the Memory Jar - and then on New Year's Eve review them!
Facebook, Pinterest, and my blog Henningsen Happenings.
Good Reads - Good way to keep track of what you are reading and intend to read!
These are the things I will fill my time with - focusing on prayer and my relationship with The Lord.
One last thing - As I have been losing some weight and exercising, lifting weights, walking, jogging, etc. I have learned I CAN DO new things. In 2013 I want to try more new things. I know it will include golf (my stocking was filled with hot pink golf balls, a golfers glove and personal towel!)
Take my challenge to share your plan for 2013 here or on your own blog - but leave a link back here! I would love to see what others are planning!
Coming soon to my blog . . . My New Year's REVOLUTION . . .
Memories Jar found here on Pinterest