There are some who use the new year as an opportunity to make lifestyle changes by making resolutions. I am not one of those people.
I have tried over the years. I really have. But I think the longest time that elapsed between making the New Year's Resolution and breaking it was maybe a week. I guess I am more of a 'go with the flow' kind of person.
That's not to say that one should not have goals. Goals are a good thing. I have goals. One goal is to increase my food storage to have two years worth stashed away. Another goal is to make sure I have enough of other essentials that may be needed within that time frame.
The New Year is nearly upon us. I have seen 73 of them. Some good - some not so much. But I am thankful to God for allowing me to see each and every one of them. I pray He will give me a few more.
None of us knows for sure what 2020 will bring. Those who are oblivious of the world situation are convinced all is well. Those of us who pay attention know better. But whatever happens, we would do well to be as ready as possible.
Hope for the best - prepare for the worst. And pray.
How we spent our Memorial Day weekend
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Amen, Vicki, and may the the coming year be a good one for you.ReplyDelete
Wishing a good year for you, the Mrs. and the Mighty Dachshund, my friend.Delete
I'm with you, Vicki. Those New Year's resolutions never seemed to stick for me, either. The best goals are those made when one realizes changes need to be made in the direction or the speed, not waiting for January 1 to initiate them.ReplyDelete
A two years' supply of food is a fabulous goal and offers a great deal of peace.
Like you say, hope for the best - prepare for the worst. And I pray 2020 won't be nearly as interesting as I think it will be.
Jennifer...I figure that the more food we have stored, the more time we could have to decide what to do next when things get dicey. Like you, I also think 2020 will be way more interesting than I would like. I much prefer quiet and peaceful, but I don't see that happening any time soon. Take care.Delete
I'm like you...gave up on making New Year's Resolutions years ago. I am a daily goal-setter. Every evening I write down my goals for the following day and check off that day's completed goals. If I don't get something done, I move it to the next day. I also keep a daily journal. It's a nice way to end the day...very thankful for any goals accomplished and all blessings each day.ReplyDelete
Vicki, food storage is at the top of my list as well. I truly believe we are going to find ourselves challenged to provide for our most basic needs in the years to come. Being aware of this as we are, it seems we need to act on it and make hay while the sun shines.
Take care, be aware, and continue to prepare...CW
P.S. It has taken two full weeks , but I am finally beginning to feel as normal as this silly "older" lady can feel most days. My advice? Don't get Influenza A!
CW...I haven't kept a journal, but perhaps this would be a good time to start. Most nights in that time just before sleep, I do plan out what I wish to accomplish the following day. Sometimes I am able to accomplish my goals and other times, not so much. But everything we can do on any given day helps.Delete
I think you are spot on about the future need to provide for ourselves. As I have no way to plant a garden or raise meat animals, I use each grocery order to mostly add to my food storage. Prices are inching upward, so anything I can store now will cost less than tomorrow. I don't care what anybody says - one can never have too much food stored!
That must have been one hellish bit of influenza! I am so glad you are better. And I get the part of feeling as normal as we of a certain age can feel. :) We just do the best we can with what we have to work with.
Take good care. And keep on prepping.
God bless us all this coming year, Vicki.ReplyDelete
LindaG...I think this coming year we will need all of God's blessings and more. Take good care, my friend. Prep and pray.Delete
May everyone have a safe, sane and healthy 2020.ReplyDelete
Try to keep balance in your life, both spiritual and physical. Remember to keep inventories up to date so there won't be any surprises. Remember to breathe and take a minute to cherish your loved ones. Good luck and Be Safe. Red
Wishing the same for you and yours, Red...Sometimes it is hard to achieve that balance, but it is necessary. The spirit needs refreshing as much as the physical needs feeding. Take care.Delete
I don't necessarily have resolutions, but I do have a theme to follow each year. This year's theme will be "You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep others warm." I love helping and giving to others, but have a tendency to let myself get overwhelmed and burnt out doing so.ReplyDelete
chipmunk...I really like your idea of a theme instead of New Year's Resolutions, and the one you chose is a good one. We like helping others, but sometimes that leads to being taken advantage of. And sometimes we need to take care of our own selves, too. Happy New Year!Delete
vicki watch youtube of david dubyne about 400 year sun cycle and adapting farming to avoid famine where possibleReplyDelete
Thanks, deb...I found the video and will watch it as soon as I have time. Happy New Year!Delete
I've come to see "New Year's resolutions" as a procrastination tool; "I'll start this on 01JAN." The day comes, the day goes, and there you are. Nahh; if something needs changing, start today. Start NOW.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year, Vicki.
I can procrastinate well enough without resolutions to use as excuses. :)Delete
I am thinking these days putting off until tomorrow could prove fatal. And I hope I'm wrong.
Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year, Pete!