I've never been one to set New Year's goals - mostly because I used to think people who set goals for the new year want to fail. But over the years (mostly in the blog sphere) I've watched as some very reasonable goals have been set and then saw those who diligently worked to accomplish said goals without dropping the ball. When I was at the hospital, I saw how they gave me daily goals and we reached them. It gave me a sense of accomplishment no matter how small. I set a few goals for 2010 and feel I am headed in the right direction for our family such as what to teach for family home evening. We are using Preach My Gospel and have been looking through the Friend and Ensign for paintings, coloring pages, and photos that go with the section we are teaching making it more kid friendly. I've been able to find more family history information and photographs. So as you can see, I need goals to keep me moving forward, doing more of the right things, and feeling happy inside.
It didn't hurt that this scripture has come to my mind over and over again the past few weeks:
and this one too: