Two Teens And Their Mama: Motivational Monday XXXIII

Monday, January 4, 2016

Motivational Monday XXXIII


For the past thirty years or so, I've written resolutions to start off the new calendar.  Most of the time they were specific tasks that I wanted to accomplish, usually related to wellness or relationships.

As I thought about 2016, I wanted to do something different.  

This is going to be a challenging year, so rather than a list of things to do, I decided to set several mindful goals.  I also chose three words that I hope will guide my days:  kindness, courage, and most of all, strength.

I've never considered myself to be unkind, but what if I approach every person and situation with a heart of kindness?  Even though I try to be brave, what if I resolve to have more courage?

And then there's strength.  Will I be strong enough to face this year with kindness and courage?  The answer has to be yes, because there is no other alternative that I can live with.  If the answer is yes, this year will still be challenging, but it will also be positive and beautiful.

Stay tuned.

38 comments:

  1. Yes you can girl!! You are beautiful and strong and strength is always in your grasp!! I know 2016 is bringing great things for you!!

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    1. Thank you Andrea! I'm hoping to keep in mind all the good things this year will bring.

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  2. I really like the smaller focus that everyone seems to be taking!

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  3. These are terrific! Mindful goals may actually be achieved.

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  4. Great attitude and three perfectly chosen words.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  5. I'm still praying about it, but I think we might be sharing a word of the year for 2016!

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    1. Thanks. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  7. Mindful goals. I love that.
    I don't feel kind and strong very often. It would be awesome for me to start feeling both, with work.

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    1. I think you are very kind and strong. Don't sell yourself short!

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  8. I hope you have a great week! I love this quote.

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  9. Love it friend. I think this is going to be a good year for you, I just know it! And such a great way to go about life thinking those things.

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  10. Lana, I have faith that you can achieve whatever you decide... I may not know you personally then other through blogging but I think you are incredibly kind... have an awesome week xox ♡

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    1. Thanks so much Launna. What a nice compliment!

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  11. This perfectly suits you friend. I know you'll need strength this year and coupled with courage and kindness you'll have all you need for the mountains you will be climbing over this year. xoxo

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    1. Thank you Carrie. Everything seems very overwhelming right now, but I do appreciate the support.

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  12. I love the words you've choosen though I highly suspect you're not giving yourself enough credit. I'm wishing you all the courage, strength and kindness possible in 2016 xo

    Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy

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    1. Thank you Shaunacey! I appreciate your kind words.

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  13. What a beautiful outlook with which to begin a new year. You are a good person Lana - and your blog encourages the rest of us to be our best selves also. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you so much Susan - your words mean a lot to me.

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  14. Best goals I've seen this year. I'm following you!

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  15. I think goals are easier and more encouraging to keep than resolutions. Happy New Year! Looking forward to following your journey in 2016!

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    1. I think goals make more sense - at least I hope so!

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  16. Such great words to have guide you! I'm going to love to see how it affects you throughout the year!
    Sheila ~ Making the Most of Every Day

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    1. Thanks Sheila. It will be an interesting year!

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  17. I can't imagine that you could be much kinder! And you have had to muster all of your strength and courage in the last weeks of 2015, so I know you can easily meet these resolutions. I haven't made mine yet. Better get started before the first month of the year has come and gone.

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    1. Leslie, you are so sweet, thank you. You inspire me!

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  18. Kindness, courage and strength are three great words and also three words I would use to describe you Lana. You chose well for 2016.

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