I've decided to make an early "new years resolution"-- I am going to make a conscious effort to be more thoughtful this year to my friends and family. I want to do a better job at picking up gifts when I see the perfect thing for someone, and not unless I see the perfect something. I don't want to have to wait until a holiday anymore or feel obligated because of a special occasion.
I want to recognize birthdays, and perhaps send out a few handwritten cards with something more than just a signature.
Telephone calls instead of emails when I think of someone--or better yet, a letter ( I'm embarrassed to say that I have to think back on how to how to set up the structure of a proper letter again) I want to restore that thing called thoughtfulness that I have lost along the way somewhere. I want the people that are close to me, and those that aren't so close yet, to know that they are important. Yea, yea, we're all so busy, I know. But is that really an excuse and how long does it really take? Perhaps I will start a trend and everyone around me will start being thoughtful. Perhaps Im naive--perhaps not!That's what I have thus far...that and of course that 15lbs. that's usually #1 on the list, which is now bumped to #2. Ahh, new year 2004
I've taken Stacy's
lead and deleted those who have not blogged for some time from my link list. It's quite a pity actually many of them have thrown in the proverbial blogging towel--many of them are amazing writers and thinkers...perhaps in another time or another forum they will re-appear.
It was also nice when they were blogging because it allowed me to keep up with what was going on in their daily lives...now I'm forced out of laziness and must make contact...
with that being said, I must make a comment...
it bothers me that people are not blogging personal stuff about their daily lives for the most part any more (with a few exceptions): feelings, emotion, desires, hurts, things along this line are rarely mentioned. I understand that we are all out there reading, networking and "ministering", etc., but I don't really care about most of that. I also don't care who is reading your blog...that shouldn't have any effect on what you're blogging,should it? I want the good stuff, the bad stuff, the day-in day-out stuff. Maybe it's too much reality TV I've been watching, I don't know. I'm genuinely interested.
I have just come to realize that the thing I like most about reading blogs is getting to know how the author thinks, feels, reacts to situations and life events...a glimse into someone's life that I might not otherwise get to see.
Just thinking out loud again.
Thinking about making the switch to Type Pad along with Susan-- aka: the blogging again after months and months, "misfit mom".
It seems easier to use, and it looks much cleaner. I like all of the options as well and it seems to work adequately for those tech challenged...that would be me.
Rumor on the street says that you get three domain names or type pad pages (plus all the perks of the top package) for $8 and some change a month. Not too shabby if it's true